Bede’s Death Song by Bede

Before that forced journey, no man comes to be
thought wise because it is necessary, unless
to consider mindfully before his departure
what of his soul’s good or evil
After his death-day will come to be judged.

From: http://www.academia.edu/11924757/A_Translation_of_the_Venerable_Bedes_Death_Song

Date: 735 (original in Old English); 2015 (translation in modern English)

By: Bede (672/3-735)

Translated by: John Daniel Thieme (19??- )

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