Songs & Scripture: First (Hank Bentley, Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, Mia Fieldes, Paul Mabury)

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” -Matthew 6:33 (ESV)

First
Authors: Hank Bentley, Jason Ingram,Lauren Daigle, Mia Fieldes, Paul Mabury
CCLI# 7039076

Before I lift my cares (Psalm 55:22, Matthew 6:25, 1 Peter 5:7)
I will lift my arms (Psalm 63:3-4, Psalm 134:1-2, Psalm 134:6, Psalm 141:1-2, 1 Timothy 2:8)
I want to know You (Jeremiah 9:23-24, Jeremiah 24:7, Jeremiah 31:33-34, John 17:3, Philippians 3:18, 2 Peter 3:18, 1 John 2:13, 1 John 3:6, 1 John 4:6-7)
I want to find You (1 Chronicles 28:9, 2 Chronicles 15:2-4, Psalm 32:6, Isaiah 55:6, Jeremiah 29:12-13)
In every season (Psalm 1:1-3, Jeremiah 17:7-8, Philippians 4:11-12, 2 Timothy 4:2)
In every moment (Mark 13:33, Luke 18:1, Ephesians 6:18, Colossians 4:2)
Before I bring my need (see above references)
I will bring my heart (see above references)
And seek You (Deuteronomy 4:29, 1 Kings 3:11-14, 1 Chronicles 22:19, Psalm 119:2, Psalm 119:10, Isaiah 45:19, Isaiah 55:6, Jeremiah 29:12-13, Daniel 9:3, Hosea 3:5, Amos 5:4, Matthew 7:7-8, Luke 11:9, Romans 2:29, Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 10:18, Galatians 1:10, Ephesians 6:6, Colossians 3:22, 1 Thessalonians 2:4)
[Chorus:]
First (Matthew 6:33, Luke 12:31)
I want to seek You (x2)
First
I want to keep You (x2)
First
More than anything I want, I want You (Isaiah 26:9; Luke 17:33)
First
Before I speak a word (Psalm 34:13, Psalm 37:30, Psalm 39:1, Psalm 141:3, Proverbs 10:19, Proverbs 12:17-19, Proverbs 12:22, Proverbs 15:1-2, Proverbs 15:4, Proverbs 15:7, Proverbs 15:23, Proverbs 17:27-28, Proverbs 18:6-8, Proverbs 18:20-21, Proverbs 25:11, Proverbs 29:20, Matthew 6:8, Matthew 12:33-37, Matthew 15:11, Ephesians 4:29, Titus 3:1-3, James 1:19-20, James 1:26, James 2:12-17, 1 Peter 3:10)
Let me hear Your voice (Numbers 7:89, 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 1 Kings 3:11-14, 1 Kings 19:11-13, Psalm 29:3-8, Psalm 32:8, Isaiah 30:21, Isaiah 55:3, Isaiah 65:4, Jeremiah 33:3, Luke 11:28, John 8:47, John 14:16-17, John 14:26, John 16:13, Romans 10:17, Hebrews 1:1-2, Hebrew 3:7-8, Revelation 3:20)
And in the midst of pain (Psalm 66:10, Isaiah 48:10, Zechariah 13:9, Malachi 3:2-3, 1 Peter 1:7)
Let me feel Your joy (Psalm 4:7, Psalm 16:11, Psalm 21:6, Psalm 30:5, Psalm 51:8, Psalm 51:12, Ecclesiastes 2:26, Jeremiah 15:16, Jeremiah 31:13, Habbukuk 3:17-18, Matthew 5:12, John 16:20, Acts 5:41, Galatians 5:22-23, James 1:2-4, 1 Peter 1:6, 1 Peter 4:12-13)
Oh, I want to know You
I want to find You
In every season (Psalm 1:3, Jeremiah 17:8, Mark 11:13-14, Galatians 6:9, 2 Timothy 4:2)
In every moment (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Before I speak a word (see references above)
I will bring my heart (see references above)
And seek You
x2
I seek You

[chorus repeats]

 

Story behind the song (Interview with Lauren Daigle)

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