The Gloria I

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Gloria.
Sy þe wuldor and lof     wide geopenod
geond ealle þeoda,     þanc and wylla,
mægen and mildse     and ealles modes lufu,
soðfæstra sib,     and ðines sylfes dom
5worulde gewlitegod,     swa ðu wealdan miht
eall eorðan mægen     and uplyfte,
wind and wolcna.     Wealdest eall on riht.
Patri et filio et spiritui sancto.
þu eart frofra fæder     and feorhhyrde,
lifes latteow,     leohtes wealdend,
10asyndrod fram synnum,     swa ðin sunu mære
þurh clæne gecynd,     cyning ofer ealle,
beald gebletsod,     boca lareow,
heah higefrofer     and halig gast.
Sicut erat in principio.
Swa wæs on fruman     frea mancynnes
15ealre worulde     wlite and frofer,
clæne and cræftig.     Þu gecyddest þæt
þa ðu, ece god,     ana gewrohtest
þurh halige miht     heofonas and eorðan,
eardas and uplyft     and ealle þing.
20Þu settest on foldan     swyðe feala cynna
and tosyndrodost hig     syððon on mænego;
þu gewrohtest, ece god,     ealle gesceafta
on syx dagum,     and on þone seofoðan þu gerestest.
Þa wæs geforðad     þin fægere weorc,
25and ðu sunnandæg     sylf halgodest
and gemærsodest hine     manegum to helpe.
Þone heahan dæg     healdað and freoðiaþ
ealle þa ðe cunnon     cristene þeawas,
halige heortlufan     and ðæs hehstan gebod;
30on drihtnes namon     se dæg is gewurðod.
Et nunc et semper.
And nu and symble     þine soðan weorc
and ðin mycele miht     manegum swytelað,
swa þine cræftas heo     cyðaþ wide
ofer ealle woruld;     ece standeþ
35godes handgeweorc,     groweð swa ðu hete.
Ealle þe heriað     halige dreamas
clænre stefne     and cristene bec,
eall middaneard,     and we men cweþað
on grunde her:     "Gode lof and ðanc,
40ece willa,     and ðin agen dom!"
Et is secula seculorum.
And on worulda woruld     wunað and rixað
cyning innan wuldre     and his þa gecorenan,
heahþrymnesse     haliges gastes,
wlitige englas     and wuldorgyfe,
45soðe sibbe,     sawla þancung,
modes miltse.     Þær is seo mæste lufu;
haligdomes     heofonas syndon
þurh þine ecan word     æghwær fulle,
swa syndon þine mihta     ofer middangeard
50swutele and gesyne,     þæt ðu hy sylf worhtest.
Amen.
We þæt soðlice     secgað ealle:
þurh clæne gecynd     þu eart cyning on riht,
clæne and cræftig.     Þu gecyddest þæt
þa ðu, mihtig god,     man geworhtest
55and him on dydest     oruð and sawul,
sealdest word and gewitt     and wæstma gecynd,
cyddest þine cræftas.     Swylc is Cristes miht!