Why Stand Ye Here Idle?

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why stand ye here idle, with so much to do?
Title: Why Stand Ye Here Idle?
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Do much or do little, still toil with your might!
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Cumberland Hymns, a Collection of "Whosoever Will" Songs. Centenary ed. #d259

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Dortch's Gospel Voices #302

Down at the Cross #d381

Go Ye Therefore No. 2 #d117

Gospel Melodies #d207

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Grace and Glory #26

Our Cumberland Presbyterian Hymnal #d405

Our Sabbath Home Praise Book #d186

Songs of Calvary and Pentecost #d159

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Spirit and Life #40

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