502. We Who Once Were Dead
||MIDDEN IN DE DOOD|
||Rik Veelenturf (1960)|
||© 1967 Gooi En Sticht, Bv, Baarn, The Netherlands (admin. OCP for English-language countries)|Text Information:
This 20th-century Dutch hymn could well be understood as an expansion of the imagery of death and life in Romans 6:1–11, interpreted from a eucharistic perspective. Such short lines and exact rhymes are a challenge to maintain; the art of this text is a measure of its conviction.