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Text: Thomas Hansen Kingo, trans Gracia Grindal
Music: Swedish folk tune
Tune: Sorgen Og Gleden
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #256
Scripture: Matthew 6:19-20
1 Sorrow and gladness both travel together,
Fortune, misfortune, they stand side by side;
Gain and adversity follow each other,
Sunshine makes shadows and there evil hides.
Gold has no worth after our death:
Lay up your treasure in heaven, not earth.
2 Loveliest roses grow out of the briars,
Beautiful flowers grow deadliest fruit,
Under the laughter the heart may be crying,
Dig through the joy, there'll be grief at the root.
Deep in the rose sorrow can grow,
Only in heaven is life free from woe.
3 There will my sorrow and fortune be ended,
There will God grant me a crown and reward.
There will I sing and my spirit be tended,
In the sweet mansions prepared by my Lord.
Sorrow will die under God's eye:
Heaven will blossom like roses on high.