CCXCVII. Seeking first the kingdom of God

1 Now let a true ambition rise,
And ardor fire our breast,
To reign in worlds above the skies,
In heav'nly glories drest.

2 Behold Jehovah's royal hand
A radiant crown display,
Whose gems with vivid lustre shine,
While stars and sun decay.

3 Away, each grov'ling anxious care,
Beneath a Christian's thought;
I spring to seize immortal joys,
Which my Redeemer bought.

5 Ye hearts with youthful vigor warm,
The glorious prize pursue;
Nor shall ye want the goods of earth,
While heav'n is kept in view.

Text Information
First Line: Now let a true ambition rise
Title: Seeking first the kingdom of God
Publication Date: 1799
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Matthew 6:33
Topic: Religion: To be first attended to
Language: English
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