Revius, de mooiste gedichten (2009)

Jacobus Revius (1586-1658) was the greatest Calvinist lyricist of the Dutch Golden Age. During his lifetime, he saw his own significance mainly in his work as a theologian and a historian, while regarding his poetry only as a pastime. Yet this same poetry appeared to transcend ages and religious boundaries. In a striking and impressive way, Revius’s poems express biblical truths and religious experiences. This little book contains thirty of his most beautiful religious poems, chosen from his voluminous anthology Over-Ysselsche sangen en dichten (1630).

Enny de Bruijn (ed.), Revius. De mooiste gedichten (selected poems). Boekencentrum, Zoetermeer, 2009. order here