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Zij sluimert

Language: Dutch (Nederlands)

Zij rust in 't malsche mos, en houdt gebogen
Dien arm, dien mos en lokken beide streelen, -
Een sprei van groene schaduw, zacht bewogen,
Daalt uit de zilverloovers der abeelen;

Zij ademt zuchten, en zij lacht, als togen
Er droomen door heur ziel, die vroolijk spelen;
O, zoete hoop! Straks opent zij heure oogen,
Straks zal de hemel nieuwe heemlen telen:

Slaap zacht! Ik zie den donkren nacht genaken,
Dat gij Uw oog voor eeuwig houdt geloken, -
Dan sluimert gij, maar kunt niet meer ontwaken:

Dan zal de zode, die gij dekt, ú dekken,
Dan zal geen zonnestraal uw lippen strooken,
Geen lied van `t woud u uit dien sluimer wekken. -


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Rianne Stam) , title 1: "She slumbers", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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