On this wondrous sea
On this wondrous sea,
[Ho! pilot, ho!
Knowest thou the shore]1
Where no breakers roar,
Where the storm is o'er?
In the silent west
Many [the]2 sails at rest,
Their anchors fast;
Thither I pilot thee, -
Land, ho! Eternity!
Ashore at last!
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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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