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Thread #137741   Message #3153566
Posted By: GUEST,Grishka
13-May-11 - 04:08 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Herr von Falkenstein
Subject: RE: Origins: Herr von Falkenstein
Here is a scan of the 1539 source marked "Dit is die wise van Ick sach mijn heere van valckensteyn".

It is "Een devoot ende profitelyck boecxken" ("A devout and profitable booklet"). Mind the change of clef.

The lyrics of the Dutch hymn are:

Met liden swaer ben ick beuaen
Nu ende tot allen stonden
Mijn vruecht die is nu al ghedaen
Met druck ben ick ghebonden.

etc.

(With serious suffering I am afflicted
Now and at all hours.
My fruit, it is now already done,
With pressure I am bound.

and so on. "Suffering teaches us to love God".)