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Waait mij nu zoetjes, o zuchtende winde

Language: Dutch (Nederlands)

Waait mij nu zoetjes, o zuchtende winde;
wiegt mij en douwt mij dat zuilende kind;
speelt om zijn wichtelijk aanzichtje en laat
Jesuken rusten; het slapen nu gaat.

Palmen, die roerende en wagende zijt,
stilt om mijn kindeke uw takken 'nen tijd;
engelkens zoetjes, ach, Jesuken wilt
slapen: uw' tonge en uw' harpe nu stilt.

Vogelkes zwijgt, die daar huppelt en springt;
dauwdruppels, zoetjes en belt noch en klinkt;
zonne, uw machtige stralen verfrist:
't kindeke Jezus . . . in slape . . . nu is 't!


Translation(s): GER

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Schlaflied

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

Weh mir nun sachte, du seufzender Wind,
Wieg mir und schaukle das schläfende Kind,
Spiel um sein wichtelich Antlitz gelaß; 
Leise! Da schlummert mein Jesulein baß.

Palmen, die rührend und wogende seid,
Stillt um mein Kindchen die Zweige 'ne Zeit.
Engelchen, leise, ach Jesulein will schlafen,
Eur Zungen und Harfen nu still!

Vögelchen schweigt, die da hüpfet und springt,
Tautröpfchen, leise, nicht läutet noch blinkt!
Sonne verhalte die sengenden Schäft,
Kindelein Jesu will schlafen, es schläft!


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  • a text in Dutch (Nederlands) by Guido (Pieter Theodoor Jozef) Gezelle (1830 - 1899), "Slaaplied", written 1898
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): August Billiet, Steven Candael, Frits Celis, Zubli Paula De Clercq, Octaaf De Hovre, Emiel Delin, Jules Gohy, B. Grandjean, Robert Herberigs, Willem Kersters, Wilhelm Rettich, Herman Roelstrate, Jan Sodderland, J. F. Tierie, jr., Jef Van Hoof, Jules Van Nuffel, P. J. Vranken. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
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