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Irish monk's prayer to God upon seeing the northmen land

Poem (Canso): 

Subveni, Domine, et miserere hic peccatorum.
Vidi diabolos ut egrediuntur naves longae.
Transporta mihi caelum ob metuo pecora
Praestant cum dolore fatum impius pavito.
In nomine Patris, et Fili, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.


Come to my aid, O Lord, and have mercy on this sinner.
I see the demons as they disembark from their long ships.
Transport me to Heaven, for I fear the cattle
Display with their pain that unholy fate I greatly dread.
In the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.