The Paris Psalter: Psalm 144

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Ic me heahne god     hæbbe to kyninge,
and ic naman þinne     neode herige
on ecnesse     awa to worulde.
Þuruh syndrige dagas     symble ic ðe bletsige,
5and naman þinne     neode herige
on ecnesse     awa to worulde.
Mycel is drihten,     hine man mægene sceal
holde mode     herian swiðe;
nis his micelmodes     mægenes ende.
10Cneorissa kynn     cwidum symble
þin weorc herigen     wordum georne,
and þine mihte eac     micle sæcgeon.
Mycel mod and strang     þines mægenðrymmes
and þine halignesse     holdes modes
15wise wordum sprecað,     weredum secggeað
eall þin wundur     wide mære.
And hi mægen swylce     mære and egeslic
þinra wundra     wislic sæcgen
and þine mægenstrengðu     mærsien wide.
20Gemune þines modes     þa miclan geniht,
þinre weðnesse     wise sæcgenum
roccette     and ræd sprece,
and þine soðfæstnesse     sæcge geneahhe.
Mildheort is drihten     and mannþwære
25and geþyldig eac,     þearle mildheort.
Swylce eallum is     ure drihten
manna cynne     milde and bliðe;
syndan his miltsa     ofer us mære weorc
eall yldum cuð     awa to feore.
30Andetten þe, drihten,     ealle þine weorc
and þe þine þa halgan     her bletsien.
And hi þine mihte     manna bearnum
cyþan mid cynnum     and mid cneorissum,
þines mægenþrymmes     mære wuldur
35riht and reðe     rices þines.
Þæt þu cuð gedydest     ofer cneorisse,
þær synd manna bearn     manig ætsomne,
and þæt þin miht is     ofer middaneard
and þines rices     rædfæst wuldur.
40Rice is þin, drihten,     ræde gefæstnod,
and þu woruldricum     wealdest eallum;
is þin anweald eac     ofer eorðware
of cynne on cynn     and on cneorissum.
Drihten is on wordum     dædum getreowe
45and on eallum his weorcum     wis and halig.
Ahefeð halig god     þa ðe hreosað ær,
and he ealle areceð     earme gebrocene.
Eagan on þe     ealra, drihten,
wisra gewenað     wiste to genihte,
50and þu him mete sylest     mæla gehwylce
and þæs tidlice     tid gemearcast.
Onhlidest ðu þine handa     and hi hraðe fyllest,
ealra wihta gehwam     wis bletsunga.
Soðfæst is drihten     on his sylfes wegum
55eallum on eorðan,     and he æfter þan
on his weorcum is     wis and halig.
Neah is drihten     niþum eallum
þe hine mid soðe hige     seceað and ciegað
and his willan her     wyrceað georne
60and his ege swylce     elne ræfnað;
he heora bene     bealde gehyreð
and hi hrædlice gedeð     hale sona.
Ealle gehealdeð     halig drihten
þe lufan wið hine     lustum healdeð,
65and he synfulle     swylce todrifeð
geond widwegas     wearnum ealle.
Sceal lof drihtnes     on lust sprecan
min muð mannum     mæla gehwylce,
and flæsca gehwylc     þurh fæle word
70his þone haligan naman     her bletsian
on ecnesse     awa to feore.