by Venantius Fortunatus, Saint (c530 - c609)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Crux fidelis, inter omnes arbor una...
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): DUT FRE GER
Crux fidelis, inter omnes arbor una nobilis:
nulla silva talem profert,
fronde, flore, germine.
Dulce lignum, dulces clavos, dulce pondus sustinet.

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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Betrouwbaar kruis", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Jeroen Scholten

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 4
Word count: 21

Kreuz des Glaubens, unter allem Holz von...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Latin 
Kreuz des Glaubens, unter allem Holz von einzigem Adel:
kein Wald bringt solches hervor
an Laub, Blüte und Frucht.
Teures Holz, teure Nägel, die ihr eine teure Last trägt.

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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-20
Line count: 4
Word count: 29