Set to music by Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957) in 1895 (opus 1, number 4). Sibelius was Finnish.
Lyrics written by Zacharias Topelius (1818 - 1898) in 1887. He was Finnish but wrote in both Swedish and Finnish. This is one of the songs he wrote in Swedish.

The Finnish version of this song is called En etsi valtaa, loistoa

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