The Paris Psalter Psalm 118

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Eadige beo on wege, pa pe unwemme on hiora dryhtnes « deore ganga. Eadige beo swylce, pa pe a wylla his gewitnesse wise smeagan,

and hine mid ealle innancundum heortan hordcofan helpe bidda. Ne magon manwyrhtan m«gene feran on his m«rne weg, mihtigan drihtnes. pu pine bebodu bealde hete

ealle eorbuend elne haldan.

Ic p«s la wisce, p«t wegas mine on inum willan weorpan gereahte, p«t ic pin agen bebod elne healde.

Ne beo ic ponne on ealdre «fre gescynded,

gif ic on ealle pine bebodu elne locie.

Ic pe andette, ece dryhten, mid minre heortan holde gepance on pan pe ic geleornode and gel«stan m«g, p«t ic pine domas d«dum healde.

And ic pine sofestnysse swylce mote on hyge healdan, p«t pu huru me on yssum ealdre «nne ne forl«te. On hwan m«g se iunga on godne weg rihtran ^e r«dran r«d gemittan,

ponne he pine wisan word gehealde? Ic pe mid ealre innancundre heortan sece; ne pu huru me fram pinum bebodum feor adrife. Foron ic on minre heortan hydde georne,

p«t ic pinre spr«ce sped gehealde, py l«s e ic gefremme fyrene «nige. pu eart gebletsud, blipe dryhten; l«r me mid lufan, hu ic l«ste well and ic pine sofestnysse sweotule cunne.

Ic on minum welerum wordum secge ealles pines mues meahte domas. And ic on wege swylce wynnum gange, p«r ic ine gewitnesse wat ful cfene, swa ic ealra welena willum bruce.

Swa ic on pine sofestnysse soe getreowe, p«t ic ne weore worda pinra ealra ofergittul awa to feore. Ic on pinre sofestnysse symble meteode, p«t ic pine wislicu word geheolde.

Gild pinum esne gode d«de; ic on lifdagum lustum healde pinra worda waru mid wisdome. Onwreoh pu mine eagan, p«t ic wel m«ge on pinre « eall sceawian

wundur wr«clicu, pa pu worhtyst «r.

Ic eom on eoran earm bigenga;

ne do pu me dyrne pine pa deoran bebodu.

p«t sawul min symble wilna, p«t ic pin sof«st word gesund mote

on ealle tid eine healdan. pu oferhydige ealle preadest, pa pu awyrgde wistest gearuwe and pine bebodu efnan noldan. Afyr pu fram me facen and edwit, oe ic oferhydige awiht wylle; foran ic pine gewitnesse wylle secan. Ac nu ealdormenn ealle «tg«dere s«ton on seldum, swype spr«con, and wi me wraum wordum scirdan;

hw«pere pin esne elnes teolode, p«t he pine soe word snotur beeode. Me w«s pin gewitnys wyr and getreowe, and ic hi on mode metegie georne and me to frofre wat, p«t ic for heonun his sofestnysse sece georne. «tfealh min sawul flore geneahhige; do me «fter pinum wordum wel gecwician. Ic pe wegas mine wise secge, and pu me gehyrdest holde mode;

l«r me on life, hu ic lengest m«ge pine sofestnysse selest gehealdan. pu me sofestnysse weg swylce getacna, p«t ic on pinum wundrum me wel begange. Min sawl aslep, pa me sorh begeat for langunga; l«t me nu pa on pinum wordum weoran trumne.

Afyr fram me unryhte wegas, and me on pinre « geweorp ealles milde.

Ic me wise geceas wegas sofeste;

ne weore ic pinra doma gedweled «fre. Swa ic feste «tfealh, p«t ic for heonun pine gewitnysse wel geheolde; ne wylt pu me on ealdre «fre gescyndan. Nu ic on wisne weg worda pinra rene rinne, and pu rice nu

mine heortan geheald on hyge brade. « pu me sete, ece dryhten, p«t ic on sof«ste wegas symble gange and ic pa secan symble mote.

Syle me andgit eac, p«t ic « pine smeage mid soe, swylce healde on ealre minre heortan holde mode. Gel«d me on stige, p«r ic st«pe mine on pinum bebodum bryce h«bbe, foran ic hy mid soe symble wolde. Ahyld mine heortan, p«t ic halige nu on pine gewitnysse wise gecyrre; nal«s me gitsung forniman mote. Gewend pu mine eagan, py ic weorc idel gese purh synne, ac me on sone weg pinne pone leofan l«de cwiculice. Sete inum esne oer swylce, p«t he pine spr«ce sped leornige and pa on ege pinum ealle healde.

pu me scealt edwitt min of awyrpan, p«t me to incan ahw«r gange;

forpon ic eom on pinum domum gedefe gl«d.

Efne ic pine bebodu bealde wolde wis wylle gegan; wene ic swylce, p«t pu me on rihtes r«d gecwycige. And me ofer cume, ece dryhten, p«t milde mod, m«re h«lu «fter pinre spr«ce spowendlice. And ic andwyrde pam pe me edwitstafas wordum wra cwepa, p«t ic gewene on e and on pinum wordum w«re h«bbe. Ne afyr pu me «fre f«le spr«ce, pa ic me on mue m«gene h«bbe, and ic sof«st word on sylfan healde, p«t ic on inra doma d«de getreowige. And ic « pine efne and healde,

and to worulde on «re wunian mote and on ecnysse efnan and healdan. And ic on bealde br«du gange, foran ic pine gewitnysse wel getrymede. And ic p«t fore cyningum cyan mote, p«r hig eagum on locian, hu me pin gewitnyss ys weor and getreowe, and on am ne beon «fre gescynded.

And ic on pinum bebodum bealde mote gemetegian swype m«rne r«d, forpan ic hi on lufan minre lange h«fde. And ic mine handa hof gelome, p«r ic pine bebodu bryce lufade, pa ic mid ysse peode pearle begange, and on ine socwydas symble ic getreowige.

Gemun nu, dryhten, pines wordes, on pam pu me pinum peowe hyht gesealdest.

pas ic me on frofre f«ste h«bbe on minum eamedum ungemete swye, foron me pin spr«c spedum cwycade. Oftust ofermodige unriht fremma, opp«t hi on eoran ealle forweora; ic pinre « a folgode.

Ic w«s gemyndig m«rra doma pinra gepancol, eoden dryhten, p«t ic on worulde «t e wurde afrefred. Me wear gemolten mod on hrere for fyrenfulra facend«dum, pa hi « pine anforleton. Ac me to sange symble h«fde, hu ic pine sof«stnysse selest heolde, p«r ic on elelande ahte stowe. Nede ic p«t gemunde nihta gehwylcre, p«t ic naman pinne nemde, dryhten, and ic « pine elne heolde.

pas me andweardum ealle gewurdan,

forpon ic pine sofœstnysse sohte georne. Me ys on dœle, dryhten user, cwide cynlice, pœt ic cwic wylle pine œ healdan elne mycle. Ic bidde pinre ansyne ungemete georne mid ealre gehygde heortan minre, pœt pu me on mode milde weore

œfter pinre sprœce spowendlice.

Swa ic wegas pine wise pence to ferenne fotum minum, pœt ic on pinre gewitnysse wel gefere.

Gearo ic eom symble, nalœs grames modes, pœt ic betst cunne pine bebodu healdan. Me fyrenfulra fœcne rapas ungemet geneahhie oft beclyptan; nœs ic ofergittul, pœt ic œ pine mid hygecrœfte heolde and lœste.

Ic œt midre niht mœla gehwylce ricene arise, and hrae gange pœr ic e andette eall œtgœdere, secge pine domas dœdum rihte.

Ic eom dœlneomend pe heom ondrœda pe, and pine halige bebodu healda georne. peos eore is eall gefylled pinre mildheortnesse, mihtig drihten; pine sofœstnesse pu me swylce lœr. pu ymb pinne esne œghwœr dydest wel weorlice; wene ic, drihten, pœt pu pin word wylle wis gehealdan. pu me peodscipe lœr pinne tilne and wisdomes word to genihte, foron ic pin bebod priste gelyfde.

œrpon ic gehened hean gewurde, ic agylte ungemetum swie;

hwœere ic pine sprœce geheold sped on mode.

God pu eart, drihten, and me god swylce on pinum tile gel«r, p«t ic teala cunne

pin sofest weorc symble healdan.

Ys nu m«nigfeald ofer me man and unriht oferhydigra; ic nu mid ealre minre heortan hige hycge swie, p«t ic pin bebod beorht atredde.

Ys heora heorte nu her anlicast swa meoluc wese m«gene gerunnen;

ic « pine ungemete georne on modsefan minum healde.

heane gehn«gdest, and ic hrae syppan pin sofest weorc wel leornade. Me is micle betere, p«t ic bebodu healde, ines mues gemet, ponne mon me geofe geara usende goldes and seolfres.

Handa me ine holde geworhton and gehiwedan mid higecr«fte;

syle me nu andgyt, p«t ic eall m«ge pine blie bebodu beorhte leornian.

pa e on feore forhtiga, pa me on fegere geseo

and blissia, bu geencea, p«t ic pinum wordum wel getreowde.

Ic p«t, dryhten, ongeat, domas pine ree rihtwise, and u ricene me on inre sofestnesse dydest samed eadmedne.

Wese pin milde mod mihtum geswied, and me to frofre feste gestande, swa u on pinre spruce sped gehete pinum agenum esne «t pearfe. Cumen me ine miltsa mihtum geswypede,

and ic lange on pam lifian mote; foron me is metegung on modsefan, hu ic « pine efnast healde. Beon pa oferhydegan ealle gescende, pe me unrihte ahw«r gretan;

ic pine bebodu bealde gegange. Gehweorfen to me, pa pe hyldu to e egsan ahtan, and ealle pa e pine gewitnesse wise cuan. Wese heorte min on hige cl«ne

and ic on pin sof«st word symble getreowige, p«t ic on ealdre ne wese «fre gescended. Min saul gewear swancur on mode, p«r ic on pinre h«lu hogode and sohte, hu ic on pinum wordum wel getrywade.

Eagan me swylce eac teoredon, p«r on pinre spr«ce spede eodan; cw«don cynlice: "Hwa cwicenne me on ysum ealdre eft frefrade?" Ic eom nu geworden werum anlicast,

swa pu on hrime setest hlance cylle; ne eom ic ofergyttol, p«t ic ealle nu pine sof«ste weorc smicere healde. Hw«t synt pinum esne ealra dagena, pe pu mine ehtend for me ealle gedeme?

Me manwyrhtan manige on spellum s«gdon solice; na ic hit swa oncneow, swa hit pin « hafa, ece dryhten. W«run pine ealle gebann «ele and sofest; min ehtan oft unrihtwyrhtan;

gefultuma me f«gere, drihten. Hio me lytle l«s lape woldan isses eorweges ende gescrifan; ic pin gebod pa ne wolde on pysum ealdre anforl«tan.

«fter inre p«re myclan mildheortnesse weor me, mihtig god, milde and blie; and ic gewitnesse wel gehealde mupes pines, pe pu men l«rdest. On ecnesse awa, drihten,

pin word wuna weor on heofenum. And on worulda woruld wuna ece for pin sof«stnes swylce, dryhten. u pas eoran ealle worhtest, swa heo nu to worulde wunian encea;

purh pinra d«da sped dagas her gewunia, foron u ealles anweald hafast. p«r me pin « an ne hulpe, e ic on mode minum h«fde, ponne ic wende on woruldlife,

p«t ic on minum eadmedum eall forwurde. Ne m«g ic p«s «fre forgytan on ecnesse, nyme ic so word symble gehealde; forpon ic culice on «m her nu cwicu lifige. Ic eom pin hold scealc; do u halne me,

foron ic pin so weorc sece geneahhe. Me fyrenfulle f«cne secea, wylla me lae lifes asecean; ic ine gewitnesse wat and sohte. Ic so geseah and swylce wat,

ealre pysse worulde wure ende; brad is pin gebann and beorht swye. Hu ic « pine, ece drihten, lustum lufode; ic p«t lange dyde, p«t ic pa on mode metegade georne.

pu me snoterne gedydest swylce ofer mine feondas on foldan f«cne ealle; foron ic beorhtlice pine bebodu l«ste. Ofer ealle pa pe me «r l«rdon, ic p«s h«fde andgyt «ghw«r gleawast,

p«t ic pine gewitnesse wise sohte.

Ic p«t ofer yldran oncneow and p«t a geheold, p«t ic pine bebodu blie geheolde.

Ic minum fotum f«cne sias pa wrapan wegas werede georne,

p«t ic pine word mihte wel gehealdan.

Na ic fram pinum domum d«dum swicade, foron pu me «bebod «rest settest. Me is on gomum god and swete pin agen word, ece drihten;

hit is halwende, hunige mycle and beobreade betere and swetre. On bebodum inum ic me betst oncneow, p«t ic unrihte wegas ealle ofeode, foron pu me « pine «r gesettest.

p«t is f«le blacern fotum minum, p«t ic pin word, drihten, wel gehealde, and p«t ys p«t strange leoht stige minre. Ic aas swor and eac hycge, p«t ic sone dom symble healde.

And ic eadmedu ungemetum georne efnan pence; forgif me, ece god, p«t ic «fter inum wordum weore blie. Mines mues me modes willa on heahs«lum hrae gebringe, and me pine domas al«r, drihten, swylce. Is sawl min symble on inum holdum handum, ne ic pine pa halgan « on ysum ealdre forgitan «fre pence. Me firenfulle f«cne gyrene awripan wrae, and ne wolde ic fram pinum bebodum feor geswican. Ic me eowde begeat, «ele h«bbe pine gewitnesse wel getreowe on ecnesse awa to feore;

p«t by heahbliss heortan minre. Ahylde ic mine heortan holde mode, p«t ic pin sof«st weorc symble worhte; foron ic «s ece edlean h«bbe. And ic synfulle symble feode, and ic « pine elne lufade.

pu me fultumian scealt, f«le gestandan

and andfenga «ghw«r «t earfe, and ic on pin word wel getreowe. Gewita fram me, pe awyrgede synt, penden ic godes bebodu georne smeage. Onfoh me freondlice, f«le drihten, «fter pam pe pu sylfa s«gdest and cw«de, p«t ic sceolde lifigan lange rage; ne gescend me on sie, nu ic pin swa onbad.

Gefultuma me feste; onne beo ic fegere hal, and ic pine sofestnysse symble pence. Ealle u forhogodest, a e unrihtes w«ran wyrhtan; wat ic gearewe, p«t heo on unriht ealle pohtan.

Ic oferhylmend ealle getealde, pa on eoran her yfele w«ron, foron ic pine gewitnesse wyre lufade. Gefestna pinne egsan ffesce minum, p«t ic me ondr«de domas ine.

Ic sone dom symble worhte; ne syle pu me ehtendum «fre minum. Onfoh pu pinum esne f«gere mid gode, p«t me oferhydige «fre ne motan hearmcwyddian; hyldo ne gyma.

Hw«t, me eagan mine atule gewurdan, p«r ic on inre h«lo hyldo sohte and on pinre spr«ce sped sof«ste. Do pinum agenum esne swylce mycel milde mod, and me m«gene eac pin sof«st word sylfa l«re.

Ic eom esne pin; syle andgit, p«t ic pine gewitnesse wel leornige.

pis is wynne tid, p«t man eac wel do, drihten ure; ne l«t u dole «fre pin «bebod ahw«r toweorpan. Foron ic pin bebod beorhte lufode, a me georne synd golde deorran,

topazion p«ra teala gimma. Foron ic eall pin bebod elne healde, and ic unrihte wegas ealle feoge. Wundorlic is in gewitnes, wealdend dryhten; foron heo min sawl smea and sece georne. Worda me pinra wise onleohte, beorhtnesse bl«cern, and pu bealde sylest andgit eallum eorbuendum. Mu ic ontynde minne wide, p«t me min oro ut af«mde, p«r ic in bebod efnede mid willan. Beseoh pu on me, and me syan hrae m«re gemiltsa, swa u manegum dydest, pe naman pinne nyde lufedon. Gerece u me swylce, p«t ic on rihtne weg «fter pinre spr«ce spedum gange, py l«s min «nig unriht ahw«r wealde.

Ahrede me hearmcwidum heanra manna, p«t ic ine bebodu bealde healde. Do pine ansyne esne pinum leohte and leofe; l«r me syppan, hu ic in sof«st word selest gehealde.

Eagan mine gesawon, hu ya gelaac, wid gang w«tera, wundrum gange; swa am ilcum by, pe «r nella pinre « bebod elne healdan. Drihten is sof«st; synd his domas eac ree mid r«de rihte gecyde. Hw«t, u sof«st weorc symble hete on pinre gewitnesse wel gehealdan; ealles forgeaton, pa me grame w«ron, worda pinra and me wa dydan.

Me heard ehtnes huses pines on bearme me gebrohte oft, a pin word noldan wel gehealdan, pa me feondas «r f«ste w«ron.

Is pin agen spr«c innan fyren,

sylf swipe hat, and symble a pin esne her ealle lufade.

Ic w«s on geogue, grame me forhogedon;

n«s ic ofergittol «fre hw«ere, p«t ic pin so weorc symble heolde.

Is pin sof«stnes symble, drihten, seo sof«ste, and seo symble bi on ecnesse awa to feore; is pin swylce «eines and « sof«st. Me costunga cnysdan geneahhe,

and nearonessa naman gelome; ac ic pine bebodu efnde and l«ste, eac on minum mode hi metegade georne. Ys me pin gewitnes weorast and rihtast, and a me on ece andgyt h«bbe;

syle me a to soe, and ic syppan lifige. Ic mid ealle ongann inngehygde heortan minre hige to drihtne ceare cleopian; he me cynlice hrae gehyrde, hyldo cue,

p«t ic his sof«stnesse sohte geneahhe. Ic cleopode to e; do me culice halne, heahcyning, heofona wealdend, h«lende Crist; ic p«t hicge nu, p«t ic ine bebodu blie gehealde.

And ic e on ripe forecom, and hrae swylce ceare cleopode; pu me cynlice wel onfencge, wistest gearwe, p«t ic on inum wordum wel getruwade.

pe eagan mine eac forecoman;

on «rmergen ic elne ongann pine spr«ce spyrian georne. Gehyr mine stefne, halig drihten, «fter inre p«re myclan mildheortnesse, and «fter pinum domum do me halne.

Me syndon eahtend ungemete neah aa and a synfullan; syndan ealle hi fram « pinre unneah gewiten. Wes me swie neah, wuldres drihten; synt ealle pine wegas wise and cue.

Ic gewitnesse wise pine ongeat gleawlice, p«t pu geara hi on ecnesse «r stapelodest.

Ac min eamedu geseoh eall ful georne, genere niode, nu me ned bel«g;

forpon ic wolde « pine elne healdan. Dem minne dom and me deore alys; for pinre spr«ce, do me spedlice and culice cwicne nu a. W«run fyrenfulle feor f«lre h«lu;

foron hi pine sof«stnesse secean noldan. Miltsa synt pine, mihtig drihten; «fter pinum domum do me cwicne. Ic manige geseah, pe min ehton; nolde ic cwic «fre swa peah hw«ere

pine gewitnesse wr«ste forl«tan. Ic manige geseah men pa pe noldan heora friow«re f«ste healdan, and ic pand wi pan pe hi teala noldan pinre spr«ce sped gehealdan.

Swylce ic sylf geseah, p«t ic pin so bebod lustum lufige, leofa drihten; on pinre mildheortnesse me scealt acwician. p«t is weorlic fruma worda pinra, p«t p«r by so symble meted,

and on ecnesse awa to feore ealle pine domas synt d«dum gesede. Min earwunga ehtan ongunnon ealdurmanna gehwylc ungemete swie; wear me heorte forht, p«r ic pin halig word

on pinum egesan «rest «elu tredde. Ic blissige bealde mode ofer inre spr«ce spede pa myclan, swa se bi blie, se pe beorna reaf manige mete, p«r hit mannum losa.

And ic unrihta gehwylc elne feode and onhyscte «ghw«r georne; wolde ic « pine elne lufian. Swa ic pe seofon sipum symble wolde leofum lustlice lofsang cwean daga «ghwylce, forpon ic pine domas wat on so f«ste smicere gefylde. pam bi sib mycel pe him pence, p«t hi naman pinne neode lufien; ne bi him «swic on pon «fre to feore.

Ic pinre h«lu bad, halig drihten, and pine bebodu bealde lufode. Hafa sawl min so gehealden pinre gewitnesse worda «ghwylc, and ic pa lustum lufade swie.

Heold ic pine bebodu holde mode and pine gewitnesse wordum trymede; foron ealle mine wegas wise syndan on pinre gesihe soe, drihten. Nu geneal«ce neode minum gebedum bealde, p«t ic bidde nu on pinre gesihe symble, drihten; «fter pinre spr«ce syle me spedlice, p«t pu me generige nia gehwylces. Ingange min ben, ece drihten, on pinre gesihe symble «t pearfe; «fter pinre spr«ce do spedlice, «t u me generige nia gehwylces. Nu mine weleras e wordum belcetta ymnas elne, gif pu me «rest wylt pine sof«stnesse sylfa l«ran.

Hw«t, tunge min teala fores«gde, hu pinre spr«ce spede eodan; w«run eall pin bebodu «ghw«r rihtwis. Syn me pine handa on h«lu nu,

and p«t domlice gedon weore;

foron ic pine bebodu geceas bealde «t pearfe.

Ic pinre h«lu her wilnade, drihten «lmihtig; do me symble, p«t ic « pine elne metige.

Leofa sawl min and pe lustum here, and me pine domas d«dum fultumia. Ic gedwelede swa p«t dysige scep, p«tte forweoran wolde huru; la, sece pinne esne elne, drihten;

foron ic pinra beboda ne forgeat beorhtra «fre.

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