Many seek for earthly treasure

Many seek for earthly treasure

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

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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.”

Refrain:
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

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

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

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