aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Maundy Thursday

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.]

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