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Many seek for earthly treasure

Many seek for earthly treasure

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Many seek for earthly treasure]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Many seek for earthly treasure,
But the prize they seldom gain;
In the giddy round of pleasure,
Many seek for joy in vain,
But to those of contrite spirit
Seeking Jesus, good and kind,
Is the cheering promise, hear it,
“Seek, and ye shall find.”

Seek and find the blessed Savior,
Who the precious promise has given,
It is he who offers you pardon,
And to give you a home in heaven.

2 They who seek the things of heaven,
And upon the Lord believe,
Have the blest assurance given,
They shall crowns of life receive,
Feebly seeking after Jesus,
Stopping oft to look behind,
From our doubts the promise frees us,
“Seek, and ye shall find.” [Refrain]

3 If we early seek the Savior,
If we to the end endure,
We shall gain his gracious favor,
Our salvation shall be sure,
Jesus, thou art ever near us,
Sick with sin, and lame and blind,
But the promise still doth cheer us,
“Seek, and ye shall find.” [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.1 #52

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Many seek for earthly treasure
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: Seek and find the blessed Savior
Copyright: Public Domain



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