Bede's Death Song
West Saxon Version
For þam nedfere næni wyrþeþ
þances snotera, þonne him þearf sy
to gehicgenne ær his heonengange
hwæt his gaste godes oþþe yfeles
æfter deaþe heonon demed weorþe.
[Before that needful journey which none may avoid no man becomes more wise in thought than him who, in need, considers, before his going away, about how his soul, its good and evil, will be judged after the death day.]