The Death of Edward

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Her Eadward kingc,     Engla hlaford,
sende soþfæste     sawle to Criste
on godes wæra,     gast haligne.
He on worulda her     wunode þrage
5on kyneþrymme,     cræftig ræda,
XXIIII,     freolic wealdend,
wintra gerimes,     weolan britnode,
and healfe tid,     hæleða wealdend,
weold wel geþungen     Walum and Scottum
10and Bryttum eac,     byre æðelredes,
Englum and Sexum,     oretmægcum,
swa ymbclyppað     cealde brymmas,
þæt eall Eadwarde,     æðelum kinge,
hyrdon holdlice     hagestealde menn.
15Wæs a bliðemod     bealuleas kyng,
þeah he lange ær,     lande bereafod,
wunode wræclastum     wide geond eorðan,
syððan Cnut ofercom     kynn æðelredes
and Dena weoldon     deore rice
20Engla landes     XXVIII
wintra gerimes,     welan brytnodon.
Syððan forð becom     freolice in geatwum
kyningc kystum god,     clæne and milde,
Eadward se æðela,     eðel bewerode,
25land and leode,     oðþæt lungre becom
deað se bitera,     and swa deore genam
æþelne of eorðan;     englas feredon
soþfæste sawle     innan swegles leoht.
And se froda swa þeah     befæste þæt rice
30heahþungenum menn,     Harolde sylfum,
æþelum eorle,     se in ealle tid
hyrde holdlice     hærran sinum
wordum and dædum,     wihte ne agælde
þæs þe þearf wæs     þæs þeodkyninges.