Scripture Verse

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33


Eliza E. Hewitt (1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1901.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


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.