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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First Line: Now Lord, thy heavenly seed is sown
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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #39

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d321

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d208

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A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #245

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

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

Eine kleine Lieder-Sammlung, zum allgemeinen Gebrauch des wahrern Gottes-dienstes, fuer die Gemeinde Gottes #d103

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #87

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #87

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #374

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Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #218

Parish Psalmody #d555

Parish Psalmody #d568

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #508

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #239

The Christian Psalter #d377

The Church Hymn Book #d670

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #CDXXVII

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #123

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1090

The Southern Psalmist #d571

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d598

Universalist Hymn Book #d340

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