Cædmon’s Hymn (West Saxon version) [all]

Now we must praise the keeper of the heavenly kingdom

The power of the Measurer and his mind-thoughts,

The work of the glory-father; as he, each of wonders,

the eternal Lord, established from the beginning.

He first shaped, for the children of men,

Heaven as a roof, the Holy Shaper,

Then middle-earth, man-kind’s Guardian,

The eternal Lord, afterwards created,

The earth for men, the Lord Almighty.

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