Norwegian: Hos Gud er evig glede Psalm 126 Text: Johan Nordahl Brun (1745-1816). Tune: Norwegian folktune from Nordmøre 1. In heav’n is joy and gladness, But while I linger here I must endure the brambles And suffer through my tears. For though there are great trials That worry me below, I will live through this darkness, Then heaven’s joy I’ll know. 2. Though some prefer this desert, And find their joy on earth, I’ll gladly bear my sorrow And sow in bitter tears. Then I will reap in gladness; My sheaves I’ll gather in For though the fool may taunt me I would not change with him. 3. For I shall soon see Jesus, My hope, my joy, my stay. The crosses I have suffered He then will take away.
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