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Warum? Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Latin

Warum? Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen,
und das Leben den betrübten Herzen? Warum?
Die des Todes warten und kommt nicht,
und grüben ihn wohl aus dem Verborgenen;
die sich fast freuen und sind fröhlich,
daß sie das Grab bekommen. Warum?
Und dem Manne, deß Weg verborgen ist,
und Gott vor ihm den selben bedecket. Warum?

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Natalie Macfarren) , published 1879
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , Job 3:20-23, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (CatalĂ ) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Waarom? Waarom is het licht gegeven de...

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Waarom? Waarom is het licht gegeven de zwaar lijdende,
En het leven aan bedroefde harten? Waarom?
Die de dood verhopen; hij komt niet.
Zij groeven hem graag uit het verborgene1;
Die haast verheugd zijn en heel vrolijk,
Dat zij het graf bereiken.
Zo de man ook, wiens weg verborgen is,
Daar God voor hem die steeds maar bedekt houdt. Waarom?

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1 Bedoeld is: zij zoeken naar hem, meer dan naar schatten (Nieuwe Bijbelvertaling)


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2015 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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