Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God

/Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God
Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God 2017-03-17T20:28:34+00:00

I teach harp in a Gaelscoil (a school where students are taught through the medium of the Irish language). Last year our 6th Class harp students were invited to accompany some English-language hymns. Voilà, this tutorial for an English-language hymn… through Irish!  Even if you’re not an Irish speaker, I proffer this video in the hope that you may recognise the letter names, and find the visual and audio cues helpful. I include the chord chart below the video.

Chord chart: 


Or you can view the chord chart on a full screen, download it, and/or print it by clicking this link: Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God.pdf

So – which works best for you? Are you a video-only learner, or do you use the chord chart too? If the latter, how do you use the video and chart together? Do the colours on the chart mean anything to you, or are they useless? I’m really excited to know what you think, via the contact page or in the comments!

Bain taitneamh as / Enjoy,



Text and music by Karen Lafferty (b. 1948.) The song was copyrighted in 1972 to Maranatha! Music. You can read more about Karen and the evolution of the song here.