Methodist Hymnal (1876)

1 I SEEK the kingdom first,
The gracious joy and peace;
Thou know'st I hunger, Lord, and thirst
After thy righteousness;
My chief and sole desire
Thine image to regain,
And then to join the heavenly choir,
And with thine ancients reign.

2 My God will add the rest,
Will outward good provide;
But with thy kingdom in my breast
I nothing want beside;
Glory begun in grace
Delightfully I prove,
And earth and heaven at once possess
In thy sufficient love.