Cædmon’s Hymn by Cædmon

Now must we praise / heaven-kingdom’s Guardian,
the Measurer’s might / and his mind-plans,
the work of the Glory-Father, / when he of wonders of every one,
eternal Lord, / the beginning established.
He first created / for men’s sons
heaven as a roof, / holy Creator;
then middle-earth / mankind’s Guardian,
eternal Lord / afterwards made —
for men earth, / Master almighty.

From: http://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/medieval/caedmon.html

Date: 7th century (original in Old English); 2015 (translation in English)

By: Cædmon (fl. 657-680)

Translated by: Michael Delahoyd (19??- )


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