Seek Ye First
Lyrics, Chords, & Notation
Seek Ye First lyrics, chords, & sheet music is written for early piano. Two pages feature the well-known melody plus an optional descant. A third page shows how they are sung together.
In the key of C:
*Listen to a recording of Seek Ye First, all 3 pages*
Oh my goodness, what a pretty song!
...and one that I loved to sing as a teenager!
We sang this song in church and youth group meetings, A LOT.
The melody happens all inside 5 fingers
It's nice that page one happens right around the Middle C region, where many beginning piano methods focus.
Page 2, shown in the key of D:
Here is the top of page 2, showing the descant, and a pretty left hand accompaniment, which is very plain, except for an inversion that occurs in measure 24 (and which could be ignored).
Depending on the age of the student, page 2 could be begun in the first year (for an older student) or when a younger child achieves the octave span necessary for the "broken chord stretch." (See the Free Lead Sheets page for more about using chords.)
Page 3, descant & melody together:
This page is primarily for singers... most young pianists would find this page baffling.
So where is the sheet music?
Well, it turns out that Seek Ye First is still under copyright. However, SheetMusicPlus holds publishing rights to the song, and I do some arranging for them. Therefore I can offer this piece to you for sale - SheetMusicPlus charges $5.00, of which I will receive 50 cents.
Here is the link at SheetMusicPlus to the three-page arrangement in the key of C
And go here is the link to Seek Ye First for the key of D, a happier key for guitar and violin.
Play it and sing it!
Your students will likely love this peaceful-sounding song with its beautiful promise that "all these things shall be added unto you," if you seek the Kingdom of God.
Listen to the song again:
* Listen to Seek Ye First *
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About the Author
Hi, I'm Dana! (Say that like "Anna".) I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.
Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.
You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.