The Partridge

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Hyrde ic secgan gen     bi sumum fugle
wundorlicne    
    fæger,
þæt word þe gecwæð     wuldres ealdor:
5"In swa hwylce tiid     swa ge mid treowe to me
on hyge hweorfað,     ond ge hellfirena
sweartra geswicað,     swa ic symle to eow
mid siblufan     sona gecyrre
þurh milde mod.     Ge beoð me siþþan
10torhte tireadge     talade ond rimde,
beorhte gebroþor     on bearna stæl."
Uton we þy geornor     gode oliccan,
firene feogan,     friþes earnian,
duguðe to dryhtne,     þenden us dæg scine,
15þæt swa æþelne     eardwica cyst
in wuldres wlite     wunian motan.
Finit.