Nursery Rhymes

Seek Ye First

Seek Ye First Lyrics and Music

The encouraging words and lyrics of the illustrious hymn begin with "Seek ye first the kingdom; not the things of earth. Priceless are the treasures of immortal worth" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Seek Ye First" hymn were written by its American author Eliza Edmunds Hewitt. The author of the hymn, Eliza Edmunds Hewitt, was born on June 28, 1851 and died on April 24, 1920. The uplifting music that accompanies the "Seek Ye First" song of praise was composed by John Robson Sweney The composer of the music to the "Seek Ye First" hymn, John Robson Sweney, was born on December 31, 1837 and died on April 10, 1899. We have placed "Seek Ye First" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the motivational lyrics of this popular Christian song and traditional church hymn.

Seek Ye First Hymn
Title: Seek Ye First *** Name of Composer: John Robson Sweney *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Eliza Edmunds Hewitt *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying words of the "Seek Ye First" lyrics, Eliza Edmunds Hewitt (June 28, 1851-April 24, 1920), was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and achieved fame as a teacher and hymn writer.

Seek Ye First Lyrics

Seek ye first the kingdom; not the things of earth.
Priceless are the treasures of immortal worth.
Like a flitting shadow, time will pass away,
But the heav'nly riches change not, nor decay.

Refrain

"Seek ye first the kingdom," 'tis the Master's voice;
In His precious promise evermore rejoice.
"All things else," His words are true, "shall be added unto you."
In His precious promise, evermore rejoice.

Seek ye first the kingdom; seek the gift of God.
'Tis the Savior's offer purchased by His blood.
Seek ye first His glory; be it life's sweet aim;
Him to serve and honor, trusting in His name.

Refrain

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Seek Ye First", John Robson Sweney (December 31, 1837-April 10, 1899), was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States and became famous as a musician, conductor, teacher and composer of more than 1,000 Gospel songs.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Seek Ye First
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Eliza Edmunds Hewitt (June 28, 1851 to April 24, 1920)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: John Robson Sweney (December 31, 1837 to April 10, 1899)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Seek ye first the kingdom; not the things of earth. Priceless are the treasures of immortal worth"
First Publication Date: 1901

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