Metrical Charm 10: For Loss of Cattle

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

ðis man sceal cweðan ðonne his ceapa hwilcne man for-
stolenne. Cwyð ær he ænyg oþer word cweðe:
Bethlem hattæ seo burh     ðe Crist on geboren wes,
seo is gemærsod     ofer ealne middangeard;
5swa ðeos dæd wyrþe     for monnum mære,
per crucem Christi! And gebide þe ðonne þriwa east and
cweð þriwa: Crux Christi ab oriente reducat. And III
west and cweð: Crux Christi ab occidente reducat. And
III suð and cweð: Crux Christi a meridie reducant. And
10III norð and cweð: Crux Christi abscondita sunt et inuenta
est. Iudeas Crist ahengon, gedidon him dæda þa wyrstan;
hælon þæt hi forhelan ne mihton. Swa næfre ðeos dæd
forholen ne wyrðe per crucem Christi.