by Friedrich Lucae (1644 - 1708)
Translation Singable translation by C Everest

Ever there in showy whiteness
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ever there in showy whiteness,
thousand mountain tops are shining;
There from rocks of gloomy darkness, 
Meadows green are seen inviting.
There where mountains stand so nobly,
and where thunders low resound;
there and only there can truly,
all my happiness be found.

Could'st thou see each peaceful dwelling 
from the tops of lofty mountains;
could'st thou mark the torrents swelling,
and each sparkling pearly fountainl
could'st thou view the distance calmly, 
where the clear blue waters foam;
thou would'st truly see where only,
I can find a happy home.

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