Let's begin praising heaven-kingdom's Guard
Mightiness God uses and His mind-acts,
Deeds of the glory-Father so He of all wonders
Living Master set it in motion.
He firstly made for men's children
Heaven as a roof, Holy Maker,
Then middle world, mankind's Guard.
Living Master later created
For Mankind, Lord almighty.
Caedmon's Hymn is the oldest recorded Old English poem: see British Library I have tried to approximate the rhythms of the OLd English - so far as I can work them out!