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Seek ye first the kingdom, not the things of the earth

Seek ye first the kingdom, not the things of the earth

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Seek ye first the kingdom; not the things of earth]
Published in 13 hymnals

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1. 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.

Refrain
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.

2. 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. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5987

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Seek ye first the kingdom, not the things of the earth
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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The Cyber Hymnal #5987
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