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.
"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.
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