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Nu sculon heriġean heofonriċes Weard
Now we must praise heaven-kingdom's Guardian,
Meotodes meahte and his modġeþanc
the Measurer's might and his mind-plans,
weorc Wuldor-Fæder swa he wundra ġehwæs
the work of the Glory-Father, when he of wonders of every one,
eċe Drihten or onstealde
eternal Lord, the beginning established.
He ærest sceop ielda bearnum
He first created for men's sons
heofon to hrofe haliġ Scyppend
heaven as a roof, holy Creator,
ða middanġeard moncynnes Weard
then middle-earth mankind's Guardian,
eċe Drihten æfter teode
eternal Lord, afterwards made—
firum foldan Frea ælmihtiġ
for men earth, Master almighty.