Traveler on life's great highway

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1. Trav'ler on life's great highway,
Striving for earthly dross,
Tho' you amass a fortune,
Yet it may prove a loss;
Seek first our Father's Kingdom,
Come to His peaceful fold,
Here you will find a treasure
More to be sought than gold.

Refrain:
Seek first the Kingdom of God,
And His righteousness,
And all these things shall be added
Unto you.

2. See to it now, my brother,
Be not deceived, I pray,
Shun the broad road of folly,
Enter the narrow way;
Look to your future welfare
While the bright moments roll;
When this brief life is ended,
How then will fare your soul? [Refrain]

3. Vain are the world's allurements;
Fleeting the joys of sin;
Fail not to seek God's Kingdom,
Jesus will let you in;
Then to you shall be added
Riches in earthly store,
All that you need He'll give you,
How could you wish for more? [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #100

Author: Horace N. Lincoln

Horace Neely Lincoln, 1859-1948 Born: May 14, 1859, Mex­i­co, Mis­sou­ri. Died: Ju­ly 21, 1948, Dal­las, Tex­as. Buried: Gar­den of Mem­o­ries, Dal­las, Tex­as. Son of James and Em­a­line Lin­coln, Hor­ace moved with his fam­i­ly to Tex­as when he was se­ven years old. At age 10, he be­gan at­tend­ing a sing­ing school con­duct­ed by James M. Jol­ley of Miss­iss­ip­pi. He lat­er att­end­ed other mu­sic­al train­ing un­der L. B. Shook and John Mc­Pher­son; in 1898, he grad­u­at­ed from the Chi­ca­go Na­tion­al Coll­ege of Mu­sic, and in 1906 took a post-gra­du­ate course un­der Ho­ra­tio Palm­er. He went on to be­come pre­si­dent of the Song­land Mu­sic Com­pa­ny, and the W… Go to person page >

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First Line: Traveler on life's great highway
Author: Horace N. Lincoln
Refrain First Line: Seek first the kingdom of God

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