O Lied! O Lied!
Language: Dutch (Nederlands) 
O Lied! O Lied!
Gij helpt de smert
[wanneer de rampen raken]1,
gij kunt, o Lied, de [wonde]2 in 't hert,
de wonde in 't hert vermaken!
[o Lied, o Lied!]3
Gij laaft den dorst,
[gij]4 bluscht het brandend blaken,
gij kunt, o Lied, de drooge borst
en 't [wee]5 daarvan doen staken.
o Lied! o Lied,
het zwijgend nat
dat [leekt]6 nu langs [mijn]7 kaken,
gij kunt het, [en uw kunst is dat]8,
gij kunt het honing maken...
o Lied! [o Lied!]3

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Spelling changes used by Bervoets: drooge -> droge
Spelling changes used by De Vocht: smert -> smart ; de wonde in 't hert -> de wond in 't hart
Spelling changes used by De Puysseleyr: drooge -> droge, honing -> honig
Spelling changes used by Goedertier: daarvan -> dervan ; leekt -> lekt
Spelling changes used by Robberecht: o Lied ! -> oh lied ! ; honing -> honig

1 Bervoets: "wanneer rampen naken"
2 Agsteribbe, Bervoets, De Puysseleyr: "wond' "
3 omitted by Beekhuis
4 Goedertier: "en"
5 Robberecht: "leed"
6 De Puysseleyr: "loopt"; Duclos: "rolt"
7 Bervoets: "m'n"
8 Robberecht: "oh lied"

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