[The Fates of the Apostles follows Andreas in the manuscript and possibly forms the epilogue to it. If it is part of Andreas, the runic signature shows Cynewulf to be the author of the whole work. The command to the disciples, 'Go ye therefore and teach all nations,' gave rise to stories of the wanderings and adventures of the different apostles. Here we have merely a list of the apostles with a brief indication of the work and death of each.]
Lo! weary of wandering, sad in spirit, I wrought this song, gathered it from far and wide, of how the heroes bright and glorious showed forth their courage. There were twelve, illustrious in acts, chosen by the Lord, beloved while they lived. Wide through the world spread the praise, might, and fame of the Master's servants, no mean majesty. Fate guided the sacred band where they should glorify the law of the Lord, make it manifest before men. Some in Rome, brave and warlike, Peter and Paul, laid down their lives through Nero's cruel cunning; widely are the apostles honoured among the nations.
Likewise Andrew in Achaia ventured his life before Ægeas; he feared not for the might of any monarch on earth, but chose eternal unending life, light everlasting, when amid the shouting of the multitude he lay on the cross after the conflict, fearless in the fight.
Lo! we have also heard men learned in the law tell of John's lineage. He was, as I know, because of his kindred, dearest to Christ among men of mortal nature, when the King of glory, the Prince of angels, the Father of mankind, came to earth through the womb of a woman. He constantly taught the people in Ephesus; journeying thence he sought the way of life, bright joys, the radiant glorious habitation. His brother was not backward, slow to set forth, but among the Jews by the stroke of the sword James was destined before Herod to part from life, the breath to leave his body. Philip was among the people of Asia; thence straightway he sought life everlasting by death on the rood, when in Hierapolis he was hanged on the cross by a warlike troop.
Verily, the event was openly known far and wide, that Bartholomew, a strong man in battle, ventured his life in India.