The monster wrenched and wrestled with him
but Beowulf was mindful of his mighty strength,
the wondrous gifts God had showered on him:
he relied for help on the Lord of All,
on His care and favor. So he overcame the foe,
brought down the hell-brute.

Beowulf, Seamus Heaney (trans.)

Lines 1269-1274: The poet suggests that God played an important role in helping Beowulf defeat Grendel.