The Paris Psalter: Psalm 141

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Min stefn to þe     styrmeð, drihten,
and ic mid strangere     stefne swylce
eam biddende     bealde drihten.
Ic mine bene     bealde swylce
5on his gesihðe     symble ageote,
and mine earfeþu     ealle full georne
fore him sylfum     sæcge geneahhe,
Gif mine grame þenceað     gast teorian,
and þu mine stige     strange ongeate.
10On þyssum grenan wege,     þe ic gange on,
me oferhydige     æghwær setton
gearwe grine;     geara ic sceawade,
geseah on þa swyðran,     ne me sylfne þær
ænig mid gode     ongitan wolde.
15Ða me eac frecne fram     fleam gedydan,
næs þa þe mine sawle     secean wolde,
þa ic to þe, drihten,     digle cleopode
and sona cwæð:     "þu eart min se soða hiht;
eart þu on lifigendra     lande swylce
20se gedefa dæl,     drihten, æghwær."
Beheald mine sawle,     hæleþa wealdend,
forþon ic geeadmeded eom     ungemete swiðe.
Alys me fram laþum;     hi me lungre synt
ealle ofer me     ungemete strange.
25Alæd me of carcernes     cluse swylce
mine sawle,     þæt ic syþþan forð
þinne naman mote     neode sæcgean.
Min soðfæste     snotere bidað,
oþþæt þu me edlean     eft forgylde.