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Als de ziele luistert

Language: Dutch (Nederlands)

Als de ziele luistert
spreekt [het al]1 een tal dat leeft,
't lijzigste gefluister
ook een taal en teeken heeft:
blâren [van]2 de boomen
kouten met [malkaar]3 gezwind,
baren in de stroomen
klappen [luide]4 en welgezind,
wind en [wee]5 en wolken,
[wegelen van Gods heiligen]6 voet,
talen en vertolken
't diep gedoken Woord zoo zoet....
als de ziele luistert!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Spelling changes used by De Vocht: teeken -> teken ; blâren van de boomen -> blaren van de bomen ; stroomen -> stromen ; heiligen -> heilige ; zoo -> zo
Spelling changes used by Thys : teeken -> teken ; blâren -> blaren ; boomen -> bomen ; stroomen -> stromen; luide -> luid; zoo -> zo
Spelling changes used by Van Rennes: ook een taal -> ook en taal; heiligen -> heilgen
Spelling changes used by Wierts: baren -> bâren; heiligen -> heil'gen

1 Van Rennes: " 't al"
2 Mortelmans: "in"
3 Thys: "elkaar"
4 Mortelmans: "luid"
5 Mortelmans: "weer"
6 Mortelmans: "weeg'len van Gods heilgen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Mary Ellis Opdycke FRE by Lodewijk Mortelmans.
  • Also set in French (Fran├žais), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG by Vic Nees.

Text added to the website: 2007-06-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:24
Line count: 13
Word count: 59

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