Metrical Charm 9: For Loss of Cattle

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Ne forstolen ne forholen nanuht, þæs ðe ic age, þe ma ðe
mihte Herod urne drihten. Ic geþohte sancte Eadelenan
and ic geþohte Crist on rode ahangen; swa ic þence þis feoh
to findanne, næs to oðfeorrganne, and to witanne, næs to
5oðwyrceanne, and to lufianne, næs to oðlædanne.
Garmund,     godes ðegen,
find þæt feoh     and fere þæt feoh
and hafa þæt feoh     and heald þæt feoh
and fere ham þæt feoh.    
10þæt he næfre næbbe landes,     þæt he hit oðlæde,
ne foldan,     þæt hit oðferie,
ne husa,     þæt he hit oðhealde.
Gif hyt hwa gedo,     ne gedige hit him næfre!
Binnan þrym nihtum     cunne ic his mihta,
15his mægen and his mihta     and his mundcræftas.
Eall he weornige,     swa syre wudu weornie,
swa breðel seo swa þystel,    
se ðe ðis feoh     oðfergean þence
oððe ðis orf     oðehtian ðence.
20Amen.