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Gamlkan Has 37VII/6 — dróttins ‘of the Lord’

Gumar líta þá gæti
— gengr allt við kjǫr drengjum
heilags Krists — í hæstum
himinljóma guðdómi.
Oss skyldi sú aldri
unaðsgnótt fira dróttins
— þars ǫrsløngvi engum
angrsamt — ór hug ganga.

Gumar líta þá gæti himinljóma í hæstum guðdómi; allt gengr drengjum við kjǫr heilags Krists. Sú unaðsgnótt fira dróttins skyldi aldri ganga oss ór hug; þars engum ǫrsløngvi angrsamt.

Men will look then upon the guardian of the light of heaven [SUN > = God (= Christ)] in his highest Godhead; everything will go for men according to the decision of holy Christ. That abundant bliss [lit. bliss of abundance] of the men of the Lord [CHRISTIAN PEOPLE] should never pass out of our minds; no arrow-slinger [MAN] is sorrowful there.

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[6] unaðsgnótt fira dróttins: An almost identical l. occurs at 27/8, which reads harms gnótt fira dróttinn; also similar is the last l. of the poem unaðsgnótt ok frið dróttinn (65/8).

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