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Eens heb ik de dalende zon gevraagd

Language: Dutch (Nederlands)

Eens heb ik de dalende zon gevraagd
  te wachten, 
eens heb ik van dichte nachtschaduw
het luchte vluchtige vlieden beklaagd,
  en nu! 
Nu glijden de tijden zoo langzaam aan,
de dagen, de tragen, ze willen niet gaan,
en lang zijn de uren der nachten!

Eens hield ik de goudene uren te goed
  te klachten, 
eens vuld'ik den levenden helderen dag
met bloemen en blijheid en liedren soet
  Maar ach!
Nu zullen zich vullen zo dag als nacht
met bange gezangen en droefgeklag, 
  en lang, 
lang zijn de uren der nachten!

Submitted by John Versmoren


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 between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
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