175. Seek Ye First

Text Information
First Line: Seek ye first the kingdom of God
Title: Seek Ye First
Translator (Spanish): Anon.
Author (stanza 1): Karen Lafferty (1971, alt.)
Author (stanzas 2-3): Anon.
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:1-19; Matthew 4:4; Matthew 6:33; Matthew 7:7; Luke 11:1-13; Luke 18:1-8
Topic: Children; Christian Year: Baptism of Jesus; Christian Year: Transfiguration5 more...
Source: Korean trans: The United Methodist Korean Hymnal Committee
Language: English; Korean; Spanish
Refrain First Line: Allelu, alleluia!
Copyright: © 1972 Universal Music – Brentwood Publishing/Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa dba CCCM Music (admin. Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing)
Tune Information
Name: LAFFERTY
Composer: Karen Lafferty (1971)
Meter: Irregular
Key: D Major
Copyright: © 1972 Universal Music – Brentwood Publishing/Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa dba CCCM Music (admin. Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing)


Text Information:

The author and composer wrote the first stanza and folk-style tune after attending a Bible study on Matthew 6:33. The later stanzas, based respectively on Matthew 7:7 and Matthew 4:4 emerged anonymously. Such meditative singing of scripture is an important form of sung prayer.


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