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NEW AND EXPANDED CONTENT!
We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

Sorrow and Gladness

Source:
Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of Gm

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of Gm
Text: Thomas Hansen Kingo, trans Gracia Grindal
Music: Swedish folk tune
Tune: Sorgen Og Gleden
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #256
Category: General
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.