Caedmon's Hymn: West Saxon Version

Verse Early Saxon

Nu sculon herigean     heofonrices weard,
meotodes meahte     and his modgeþanc,
weorc wuldorfæder,     swa he wundra gehwæs,
ece drihten,     or onstealde.
5He ærest sceop     eorðan bearnum
heofon to hrofe,     halig scyppend;
þa middangeard     moncynnes weard,
ece drihten,     æfter teode
firum foldan,     frea ælmihtig.