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Heyr, himna smiður (Hear, smith of the heavens) (1973)

Heyr, himna smiður (Hear, smith of the heavens)

Heyr himna smiður
hvers skáldið biður.
Komi mjúk til mín
miskunnin þín.
Því heit eg á þig,
þú hefur skaptan mig.
Eg er þrællinn þinn,
þú ert Dróttinn minn.
Guð, heit eg á þig
að þú græðir mig,
minnst, mildingur mín,
mest þurfum þín.
Ryð þú, röðla gramur,
ríklyndur og framur,
hölds hverri sorg
úr hjarta borg.
Gæt, mildingur, mín
mest þurfum þín
helst hverja stund
á hölða grund.
Set, meyjar mögur,
málsefni fögur,
öll er hjálp af þér,
í hjarta mér.

Hear, smith of the heavens

Hear, smith of the heavens,
what the poet asks.
May softly come unto me
thy mercy.
So I call on thee,
for thou hast created me.
I am thy slave,
thou art my Lord.
God, I call on thee
to heal me.
Remember me, mild one,
most we need thee.
Drive out, O king of suns,
generous and great,
human every sorrow
from the city of the heart.
Watch over me, mild one,
most we need thee,
truly every moment
in the world of men.
Send us, son of the virgin,
good causes,
all aid is from thee,
in my heart.

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