A Psalm

For Thalia: Psalm 121

Hof ic mine eagan         to þam hean beorge,
þær ic fultum fand         fælne æt þearfe.
Is min fultum eac         fæger æt drihtne,
se ðe heofon worhte,         hrusan swylce.

Ne sylle he þinne fot         on feondes geweald,
ne hycge to slæpe         se ðe healdeð þe.
Efne se on hygde         huru ne slæpeð
ne swefeð swyðe,         se þe sceal healdan nu
Israela folc         utan wið feondum.

Gehealde þe         halig drihten,
and þin mundbora         mihtig weorðe
ofer þa swiðran hand         symble æt þearfe.
Ne þe sunne on dæge         sol ne gebærne
ne þe mona on niht         min ne geweorðe,

ac þe gehealde         halig drihten
wyð yfela gehwam         æghwær georne
and ðine sawle         swylce gehealde.
Utgang þinne and ingang         ece drihten,
sawla soðcynincg,         symble gehealde

of þisson forð         awa to worulde.

I will lift up my eyes to the hills –
From whence comes my help?

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