Seek Ye First the Kingdom

Verse 1

Seek ye first the kingdom, ‘Tis your Father’s will.
So the voice of Jesus bids us follow still.
Saviour, we would hear Thee, Follow, find, and see;
And in life’s adventure Thy disciples be.

Verse 2

As for hidden treasure, Or for matchless pearl,
When at last discovered, some will sell their all;
So, when breaks the vision of that kingdom fair,
Ours shall be its riches And its beauty rare.

Verse 3

As the silent leaven works its secret way,
Or as grows the seed grain through the night and day;
Lord, so be the increase, peaceable but sure,
Of Thy word within us, And Thy kingdom’s power.

Verse 4

As the tender seedling grows up tall and strong,
And the birds of heaven to its branches throng;
So shall all God’s children, from the east and west,
Gather to His kingdom, In its shadow rest.

Verse 5

Humblest shall be greatest, poor in spirit reign;
Home shall come the childlike, born through Thee again;
Eager hearts arrive there on the pilgrim’s road,
Hail! the kingdom glorious of the living God!