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In Heaven Is Joy and Gladness

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1 In heav'n is joy and gladness,
But while I sojourn here,
So often, bowed in sadness,
I shed the bitter tear.
Here ills, alway prevailing,
Distress the Savior's bride;
Here mirth is lost in wailing;
In heav'n but joys abide.

2 I do not strive for pleasures
That fools pursue on earth,
I sow in tears for treasures
That have more lasting worth.
If, when my journey endeth,
The sheaves I gather in,
The bliss the fool pretendeth
I do not yearn to win.

3 For I shall see my Jesus,
He is my Hope and Stay;
The cross that me oppresses
He then shall take away.
Then nothing more shall grieve me,
And no adversity
Shall of my joy bereave me;
Soon I shall Jesus see.


Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #482

Author: J. N. Brun

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Translator: Oluf H. Smeby

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Text Information

First Line: In heaven is joy and gladness
Title: In Heaven Is Joy and Gladness
Norwegian/Scandinavian Title: Hos Gud er idel Glæde
Author: J. N. Brun
Translator: Oluf H. Smeby
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6
Language: English

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