See how the little toiling ant

See how the little toiling ant

Author: John Needham
Published in 15 hymnals

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1 See how the little toiling ant
Improves the harvest hours:
While summer lasts, through all her cells
The choicest stores she pours.

2 While life remains, our harvest lasts;
But youth of life's the prime;
Best is this season for our work,
And this the accepted time.

3 To-day attend, is wisdom's voice,
To-morrow, folly cries:
And still to-morrow 'tis, when, Oh!
To-day the sinner dies.

4 When conscience speaks, its voice regard,
And seize the tender hour;
Humbly implore the promised grace,
And God will give the power.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: John Needham

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: See how the little toiling ant
Author: John Needham
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d126
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A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d415
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #583Page Scan
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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d525
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #149Page Scan
Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d273
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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #660Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #264Page Scan
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