Seek the Kingdom – KJV

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“Seek Ye First” (acapella)
Published on Mar 31, 2013 – Monte Lalli [670+]
High School Large Chorus – This performance was awarded a gold medal. Park Plaza Church of Christ; Tulsa, Oklahoma

King James translation of the Greek Scriptures transformed into a hymn. Click the graphic above to listen to the acapella version (i.e., without instrumental accompaniment). Jesus of Nazareth exhorts His listeners to focus first on spiritual matters and to trust God for fulfillment of basic material needs.

The Greek Scriptures record His own experience with choosing to be sustained by the Word of God instead of mere physical food (i.e., bread). This hymn exhorts us to follow His example and to trust God to provide the answers we seek. Click the various links below to delve deeper into the spiritual feast (i.e., “food for thought”) offered by this hymn as you contemplate metaphysical realities.


LYRICS:  Seek Ye First

Seek ye first the kingdom of God,
And His righteousness,
And all these things
shall be added unto you.
Alleluia, Alleluia.

Man shall not live by bread alone,
But by every word
That proceeds from the mouth of God,
Alleluia, Alleluia.

Ask and it shall be given unto you,
Seek and ye shall find.
Knock and the door shall be
opened unto you,
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Seekye first the kingdom of God,
And His righteousness,
And all these things
shall be added unto you.
Alleluia, Alleluia.


Matthew 6:33 KJV
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


Matthew 4:4 KJV
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.


Matthew 7:7-8 KJV
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.


Colossians 3:1 KJV
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.