Translation © by Lau Kanen

Beati mortui
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): DUT
Beati mortui in Domino morientes deinceps. 
Dicit enim spiritus, 
ut requescant a laboribus suis 
et opera illorum sequuntur ipsos.


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

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "Gelukkig de doden", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bible or other Sacred Texts) , King James Bible, Revelations 14:13

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Lau Kanen [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2010-02-17
Line count: 4
Word count: 19

Gelukkig de doden
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the Latin 
Gelukkig de doden die voortaan in de Heer sterven.
De Geest zegt immers,
Dat zij van hun inspanningen mogen uitrusten,
En hun werken vergezellen hen.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-06-27
Line count: 4
Word count: 25