If You Find that Life Deceives You

 If you find that life deceives you, 
Do not sorrow, do not rage! 
On the day of grief, find peace: 
The day for joy, believe, will come.

In the future lives the heart; 
Though the present may be cheerless, 
All's ephemeral, all will pass; 
What has passed, shall dearer be. 

Translated by Nick and Dimitri Derkatch