Scripture Verse

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness. Matthew 6:33

Introduction

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 74.

Music: Pas­tor Bo­nus Al­fred J. Cal­di­cott (1841–1897) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Alfred J. Caldicott
(1841–1897)

Lyrics

I seek the kingdom first,
The gracious joy and peace,
Thou know’st I hunger, Lord, and thirst
After Thy righteousness;
My chief and sole desire
Thine image to regain,
And then to join Thy glorious choir,
And with Thine ancients reign.