Lietboeck, inhoudende Schriftuerlijcke Vermaen Liederen

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Lietboeck, inhoudende Schriftuerlijcke Vermaen Liederen, Claech Liederen, Gebeden, Danck Liederen, Lofsanghen, Psalmen ende ander stichtelijcke Liederen, de welcke gheoeffent ende ghesongen worden onder de medeleden der Ghemeenten Christi, with notes (Rotterdam, 1582), is a Dutch Mennonite hymnal composed by Hans de Ries. It contains a preface by de Ries, an introduction on how to sing hymns, and the hymns in six parts: (1) "Leerachtige Vermaen-Liederen" (20 hymns), (2) "Claech-Liederen ende Gebeden" (22), (3) "Danck-Liederen ende Lof-Sanghen" (10), (4) "Sommighe Cruys-Liederen" (10), (5) "Verscheyden Schriftuerlijcke Liedekens" (11), (6) "Veerthien van des Heyligen Propheets Davids Psalmen" (14 Psalms).

The second edition (Alkmaar, 1604) has the same title and shows only a few slight alterations. A number of hymns were added, the first part now numbering 24; second part 32; the third part 30; the fourth part 10; the fifth part 14. In this edition the hymns and psalms are followed by some "schriftuerlijcke spreucken" (verses from the Scriptures).

The third edition (De Rijp, 1624) is entitled Het Boeck der Ghesangen. It contains the introduction and parts 2, 3, and 5 of the first and second editions, and besides these all of the 150 Psalms in the rhymed version of Dathenus. Moreover it has the confession of faith of 1610 by Hans de Ries and Lubbert Gerritsz.

In the fourth edition (De Rijp, 1648) the introduction is omitted; otherwise the fourth edition is nearly the same as the third; a few hymns have been added, and the title of this edition reads Gesanghboeck. The fifth and the sixth editions (1658 and 1681, both at De Rijp) are exact reprints of the fourth edition under the same title, except that in the fifth edition the psalms are not found. There was an edition of 1643 at Hoorn, of which there is no complete copy extant.

These hymnals, used by the Dutch Waterlander congregations until the end of the 18th century and very popular, from which a number of hymns were adopted in the later Dutch Mennonite songbooks, were commonly called " 't Gesangboek van de Ries." The hymnbook Het Boek der Gesangen (Hoorn, 1619) is a shortened version of the 1604 edition, augmented with the complete collection of psalms.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Lietboeck, inhoudende Schriftuerlijcke Vermaen Liederen." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 24 Aug 2019.,_inhoudende_Schriftuerlijcke_Vermaen_Liederen&oldid=120398.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Lietboeck, inhoudende Schriftuerlijcke Vermaen Liederen. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 August 2019, from,_inhoudende_Schriftuerlijcke_Vermaen_Liederen&oldid=120398.


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