[What are you seeking day by day]

[What are you seeking day by day]

Composer: H. Ernest Nichol
Published in 1 hymnal


Composer: H. Ernest Nichol

H. Ernest Nichol (b. Hull, Yorkshire, England, 1862; d. Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, England, 1926) had begun a study program in civil engineering when he decided to study music instead. In 1888 he received a bachelor's degree in music from Oxford University. Nichol wrote some 130 hymn tunes and texts, many under the pseudonym “Colin Sterne” (derived from his middle and last name); many were first sung at church school programs. Psalter Hymnal Handbook… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: H. Ernest Nichol
Incipit: 11235 32243 45435
Key: F Major
Copyright: By permission of H. Ernest Nichol

Texts

The Kingdom of Heaven

What are you seeking day by day,
Working with heart and hand?
Is it for honour in the fray?
Is it for wealth or land?
Turn from the eager longing thirst,
Turn from the world's great strife,
Seek ye the Kingdom of Heaven first,
Seek ye eternal life.

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