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Het leven is een' krijgsbanier

Language: Dutch (Nederlands)

Het leven is [een']1 krijgsbanier,
     [door]2 goede en kwade dagen,
gescheurd, gevlekt, ontvallen schier,
     kloekmoedig voorwaards dragen.

Men tuimelt wel, en wonden krijgt
     men dikwijls, dichte en diepe...
't en vlucht geen weerbaar man, die [wijgt]3,
     of hem de dood beliepe!

Het leven is... geen vrede alhier,
     geen wapenstilstand vragen:
het leven is de Kruisbanier
     tot in Gods handen dragen!

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Spelling changes used by De Vocht: voorwaards -> voorwaarts ; dichte -> dicht
Spelling changes used by De Backer: voorwaards -> voorwaarts ; tuimelt -> tuimel ; wijgt -> wijkt
Spelling changes used by Mengelberg: voorwaards -> voorwaarts
Spelling changes by Röntgen: goede -> goed' ; voorwaards -> voorwaarts

1 De Vocht: " 'n "
2 De Backer: "met"
3 Röntgen: "strijdt"

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)

Text added to the website: 2008-10-15 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:57
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