Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gamlkan Has 35VII/5 — drótt ‘host’

Orð megu vǫnduð verða
víst aldrigi Kristi
— guðs an gǫrvallt œðri
gœzkufyldr — sem skyldi.
Sterk lofar drótt ok dýrkar
dagstalls konung snjallan;
himins es fylkir fremri
fróðr hvívetna góðu.

Orð megu víst aldrigi verða vǫnduð Kristi, sem skyldi; gœzkufyldr guðs œðri an gǫrvallt. Sterk drótt lofar ok dýrkar snjallan konung dagstalls; fróðr fylkir himins es fremri hvívetna góðu.

Words can surely never be as carefully chosen for Christ as they should be; grace-filled God is higher than everything. The mighty host praises and worships the excellent king of the day-support [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]; the wise king of heaven [= God] is superior to everything that is good.



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