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The Needy Ones Of Earth

Listen to the voice of the Savior, dear

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Listen to the voice of the Savior dear]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Listen to the voice of the Savior dear,
He speaks a word of matchless worth;
"Seek the needy, poor and sad,
Give them aid and make them glad;
Seek ye now the needy ones of earth."

"Whatsoever ye may do,
With a heart of love, a purpose true,
In my Word ye shall see,
Ye have done it for Me,
And My blessing I give unto you."

2 Tarry not and turn not in scorn and pride,
But follow in His steps today;
Seek them out, the weak, the poor,
Give them comfort, swift and sure,
Ye shall surely hear the Savior say: [Refrain]

3 Journey on your way with a watchful eye,
Journey with an outstretched hand;
Seek the needy, dry their tears,
Heal their sorrows, calm their fears,
Jesus sees and gladly understands. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #145

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Listen to the voice of the Savior, dear
Title: The Needy Ones Of Earth
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Whatsoever ye may do
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11050
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