The Paris Psalter: Psalm 102

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Bletsa, mine sawle,     bliðe drihten,
and eall min inneran     his þæne ecean naman.
Bletsige, mine sawle,     bealde dryhten,
ne wylt þu ofergeottul     æfre weorðan
5ealra goda,     þe he þe ær dyde.
He þinum mandædum     miltsade eallum
and þine adle     ealle gehælde.
He alysde þin lif     leof of forwyrde,
fylde þinne willan     fægere mid gode.
10He þe gesigefæste     soðre miltse
and ðe mildheorte     mode getrymede;
eart þu edneowe     earne gelicast
on geogoðe nu     gleawe geworden.
Hafast þu milde mod,     mihta strange,
15drihten, domas     eallum þe deope her
and ful treaflice     teonan þolian.
He his wegas dyde     wise and cuðe
Moyse þam mæran     on mænige tid,
swylce his willan eac     werum Israhela.
20Mildheort þu eart and mihtig,     mode geþyldig,
ece drihten,     swa þu a wære;
is þin milde mod     mannum cyðed.
Nelle þu oð ende     yrre habban,
ne on ecnesse     ðe awa belgan.
25Na þu be gewyrhtum,     wealdend, urum
wommum wyrhtum     woldest us don,
ne æfter urum unryhte     ahwær gyldan.
Forðon þu æfter heahweorce     heofenes þines
mildheortnysse,     mihtig drihten,
30lustum cyðdest,     þam þe lufedan þe.
Swa þas foldan     fæðme bewindeð
þes eastrodor     and æfter west,
he betweonan þam     teonan and unriht
us fram afyrde     æghwær symble.
35Swa fæder ðenceð     fægere his bearnum
milde weorðan,     swa us mihtig god,
þam þe hine lufiað,     liðe weorðeð,
forðan he ealle can     ure þearfe.
Gemune, mihtig god,     þæt we synt moldan and dust;
40beoð mannes dagas     mawenum hege
æghwær anlice,     eorðan blostman,
swa his lifdagas     læne syndan.
Þonne he gast ofgifeð,     syþþan hine gærsbedd sceal
wunian widefyrh,     ne him man syððan wat
45ahwær elles     ænige stowe.
Þin mildheortnes,     mihtig drihten,
þurh ealra worulda woruld     wislic standeð,
deorust and gedefust     ofer ealle þa þe ondrædað him.
Swa his soðfæstnyss     swylce standeð
50ofer þara bearna bearn     þe his bebodu healdað,
and þæs gemynde     mycle habbað,
þæt heo his wisfæst word     wynnum efnan.
On heofenhame     halig drihten
his heahsetl     hror timbrade,
55þanon he eorðricum     eallum wealdeð.
Ealle his englas     ecne drihten
bletsian bealde,     heora bliðne frean,
mægyn and mihta,     þa his mære word
habbað and healdað     and hyge fremmað.
60Bletsian drihten     eall his bearna mægen
and his ðegna ðreat,     þe þæt þence nu,
þæt hi his willan     wyrcean georne.
Eall his agen geweorc     ecne drihten
on his agenum stede     eac bletsige,
65þær him his egsa,     anweald, standeð;
bletsige min sawl     bliðe drihten.