Select Translations from Old English Poetry

Select Translations from Old English Poetry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... O hero mine, beloved! Unutterable sorrows I endured, Base felons' work. But now hath come the time When, far and wide, men on the earth, and all The glorious universe doth honor me, And to this beacon bow themselves in prayer. On me a while suffered the Son of God; Therefore now full of majesty I tower High under heaven; and I have power to heal All those who do me reverence. Of old Was I a punishment, the crudest, The most abhorred by men, ere I for man Had opened the true way of life. Lo, then The Prince of glory, Guardian of heaven, Above all other trees exalted me, As He, almighty God, in sight of men His mother honored, blessed among women, Mary herself. 'Now, hero mine, beloved, I bid thee tell this vision unto men, Reveal with words that 'tis the glory-tree On which almighty God suffered for sin, The many sins of man, and Adam's deeds Done long ago. There once He tasted death; But afterwards the Lord from death arose By His own mighty power, a help for men. To heaven He then ascended, whence shall come Once more upon the earth to seek mankind At the last judgment day, the Lord himself, Almighty God, surrounded by His angels. And there shall He, who hath the power of doom, Adjudge to every one the just reward Which he on earth, in this short life, hath earned. Then unabashed and bold can no one be Before the word which He, the Ruler, speaks: "Where is the man," He asks the multitude, "Who for the Lord would taste of bitter death As He Himself once did upon the cross?" Then are they fearful, little can devise What they shall say to Christ. But need is none That any at that time should be afraid Who beareth in his heart this sacred sign; For through the cross alone must every soul 120 Seek out the Kingdom from more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236915879
  • 9781236915870