Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bede's Death Song

"Before the unavoidable journey there, no one becomes
wiser in thought than him who, by need,
ponders, before his going hence,
what good and evil within his soul,
after his day of death, will be judged."

                        * ~*~*

"Fore there neidfaerae naenig uuiurthit
thoncsnotturra than him tharf sie
to ymbhycggannae aer his hiniongae
huaet his gastae godaes aeththa yflaes
aefter deothdaege doemid uueorthae."

Hear in Nothumbrian English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1kFD2ZK2h4

More at  http://www.stbedesnewcastle.co.uk/Bede.htm

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