Now Lord, thy heavenly seed is sown

Now Lord, thy heavenly seed is sown

Author: John Needham, d. c. 1786
Published in 38 hymnals

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1 Now, Lord, the heav'nly seed is sown,
Be it thy servant's care
Thy heavenly blessing to bring down,
By humble fervent prayer.

2 In vain we plant without thine aid,
And water too in vain;
LORD of the harvest, GOD of grace,
Send down thy heav'nly rain.

3 Then shall our chearful hearts and tongues
Begin this song divine;
"Thou, LORD, hast given the rich increase
"And be the glory thine.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LXXXV

Author: John Needham, d. c. 1786

Needham, John, was the son of John Needham, Baptist Minister, of Hitchin, Herts, but the date of his birth is unknown. He would doubtless be educated by his father, who was a tutor and in repute as a learned man. In 1750 Needham became co-pastor with John Beddome at the Baptist meetinghouse in the Pithay, Bristol; but, two years later, Beddome having retired through age, a violent controversy arose in the Church with regard to a continuance of the plan of co-pastorship. As the result, Needham and a number of his friends removed to a Baptist meetinghouse in Callowhill Street, where a Mr. Foot was pastor. For a time the two societies used the same builing at different hours, but in 1755 they were united, with Mr. Needham and Mr. Foot as co-pa… Go to person page >

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Author: John Needham, d. c. 1786

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d549
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #39Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #39Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #515aPage Scan
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #294Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #515Page Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d321
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d208
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #286Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #427Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #245Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #372Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d433
A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d170
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #85Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LXXXVTextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #85Page Scan
Eine kleine Lieder-Sammlung, zum allgemeinen Gebrauch des wahrern Gottes-dienstes, fuer die Gemeinde Gottes #d103
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #87Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #87Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #374Page Scan
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #362Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #218Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d555
Parish Psalmody #d568
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCCLXXIIPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #508Page Scan
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #239Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #492Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d377
The Church Hymn Book #d670
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #CDXXVIIPage Scan
The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #123Page Scan
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d422
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1090Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d571
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d598
Universalist Hymn Book #d340
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