?- circa 1786

Needham was the son of John Need­ham, Baptist minister of Hitch­in, Hert­ford­shire, Eng­land.

He was doubtless educated by his father, who was a tutor and in repute as a learned man.

In 1746, Need­ham moved to Bris­tol, where in 1750 he became co-pastor with John Bed­dome at the Baptist meeting house in Pith­ay; two years later, Bed­dome having retired, a violent controversy arose within the church regarding the co-pastor system.

As a result, Need­ham and a number of his friends moved to a Bap­tist meeting house in Cal­low­hill Street, where a Mr. Foot was pastor. For a time the two groups used the same building at different hours, but in 1755 they united, with Need­ham and Foot as co-pastors. The arrangement continued at least to 1774, but both Need­ham and Foot died by 1787.

Needham’s works in­clude:

  1. Adore, Ye Saints, the King of Love
  2. Alas! How Faulty Are the Best
  3. Almighty God the Heavens Proclaim
  4. Amazing Love! God Has Not Spared
  5. Ascend, My Soul, with Willing Steps
  6. Ashamed of Christ! My Soul Disdains
  7. Author of Life! With Grateful Heart
  8. Awake! Awake! Arise!
  9. Awake, My Sluggish Soul, Awake
  10. Awake, My Soul, and Gladly Sing
  11. Awake, My Soul, Cast Off thy Sloth
  12. Awake, My Soul, Lift Up Thy Eyes
  13. Awake, My Soul, Rouse All Thy Powers
  14. Awake, My Tongue, Thy Tribute Bring
  15. Behold, from Realms of Light
  16. Behold God’s Dearest Son
  17. Behold, He Comes—The Judge Appears
  18. Behold How Parents’ Bowels Move
  19. Behold the Christian Warrior Armed
  20. Behold the Father’s Matchless Grace
  21. Behold the Lamb of God
  22. Behold the Love of Christ
  23. Behold the Prince of Peace
  24. Behold the Son of God
  25. Behold the Vain, Voluptuous Man
  26. Behold the Wondrous Fight
  27. Blest Are the Saints That Dwell Above
  28. Blest Are the Sons of Peace
  29. Blest Is the Man Whose Humble Faith
  30. Blest Is the Man Who Always Sets
  31. Blest Is the Memory of the Just
  32. Blest Land! Where Truth Divinely Fair
  33. Blest News! To Us a Child Is Born
  34. Blest, O My Savior, Were Those Eyes
  35. Blush, Atheists, Blush
  36. Boast Not, Ye Nobles of the Earth
  37. Britons, with Thankful Hearts Adore
  38. By Heav’n Inspired the Prophets Sing
  39. Canst Thou by Searching Find Out God?
  40. Come, All My Powers, Unite
  41. Come, for the King of Heaven Invites
  42. Come Join with Me to Praise the Lord
  43. Come, Let Our Cheerful Songs Adore
  44. Come, Let Us Praise Our Heavenly King
  45. Come Ye That Have Received
  46. Come, Ye That Thirst, to Living Streams
  47. Complaints Be Gone, Ye All Are Vain
  48. Constrained, Ye Saints, by Sacred Love
  49. Contentment! ’Tis That Art Divine
  50. Day, O God, the Night Is Thine, The
  51. Day, the Solemn Day Shall Come, The
  52. Deceived by Empty Shows of Bliss
  53. Deluded Souls! Who Think to Find
  54. Eternal God, in Every Age
  55. Eternal God, thou King Supreme
  56. Exert, My Soul, Thy Noblest Powers
  57. Extended on the Shameful Tree
  58. Far from His Father’s House Behold
  59. Father of Lights! Thou Source of Good!
  60. Father of Lights, Thou Source of Love!
  61. Forsake, My Soul, This Meaner Earth
  62. From Thee, My God, All Blessings Spring
  63. General Voice of Men Attend, The
  64. Glorious Triumphs of the Cross, the
  65. Glory to God, Who Reigns Above
  66. Go the Earth, It Loudly Speaks
  67. God of My Life! My Heart Inspire
  68. God of Peace! My Soul Admire, The
  69. Gospel, Like Another Sun, The
  70. Great Author of the Immortal Mind
  71. Great God! Assist My Feeble Lays
  72. Great God of Grace! Arise and Shine
  73. Great God! Thou First, and Best of All
  74. Great God! Thy Vast and Deep Designs
  75. Great God! With Awe and with Delight
  76. Great Is the Lord, His Power is Great
  77. Great Parent of the Universe
  78. Had I the Tongues Which Angels Use
  79. Hail Happy Morn! Whose Early Ray
  80. Happy Beyond Description He
  81. Hark! From the Garden Comes a Sound
  82. Happy the Man Whose Cautious Steps
  83. Happy, Thrice Happy Is the Man!
  84. He Bleeds, the Savior Bleeds and Dies
  85. He Bled—The Savior Bled and Died
  86. He Lives, the Great Redeemer Lives
  87. He Reigns—th’Almighty Reigns Supreme
  88. Hear, Mortals, Hear, ’Tis Wisdom Speaks
  89. Hear While the Saint His Triumph Sings
  90. He’ll Come, the Judge Will Surely Come
  91. Holy and Reverend Is the Name
  92. Honor from Blood Let Mortals Claim
  93. How Condescending, and How Good
  94. How Glorious, Lord, Are All Thy Works
  95. How Happy Are the Saints
  96. How Little We Poor Mortals Know
  97. How Matchless, Lord, Thy Glories Are!
  98. How Richly, Lord, Dost Thou Dispense?
  99. How Various Are Thy Works, O Lord!
  100. How Wondrous Pure the Gospel Is
  101. I Come, the Great Redeemer Cries
  102. Icy Chains That Bound the Earth, The
  103. I’ll Wait on Thee, My God
  104. Immortal Pearls! Delightful Found
  105. In Joyful Strains Ye Britons Sing
  106. In Outward Forms and Costly Gifts
  107. In Vain, Great God! In Vain I Try
  108. It Is My Savior’s Voice I hear
  109. It Must Be So—’Tis Heaven’s Decree
  110. Jehovah Reigns, Thou Earth Rejoice
  111. Jesus, Delightful Name!
  112. Jesus Is Gone Within the Veil
  113. Jesus, How Precious Is Thy Name!
  114. Jesus, My Condescending Lord
  115. Jesus, the Great High Priest, Behold
  116. Jesus This Feast Provides
  117. Jesus, Why Should We Eat and Drink?
  118. Jesus the King His Table Spreads
  119. Join Voices, All Ye Saints, and Sing
  120. Kind Are the Words That Jesus Speaks
  121. Let a Gay Thoughtless World Despise
  122. Let Jews and Greeks the Cross Blaspheme
  123. Let Jews and Greeks My Savior Scorn
  124. Let My Blest Savior’s Doctrines Give
  125. Let Not the Humble Saint Despair
  126. Let Nature Feel Some Deeper Wound
  127. Let Superstition’s Gloomy Sons
  128. Let the Unthinking Many Cry
  129. Listen, My Soul, the King of Heav’n
  130. Long as I Live, Thy Praise, My God
  131. Long Had the Nations Sat
  132. Look Up, My Soul, Direct Thy Eyes
  133. Look Up, Ye Mourning Saints, and View
  134. Lord, Ere the Heavenly Seed Is Sown
  135. Lord, Thro’ the Dubious Paths of Life
  136. Lord, ’Tis Beyond the Powers of Sense
  137. Lord, Wast Thou Strict to Mark Our Crimes
  138. Mark How the Swift Winged Minutes Fly
  139. Methinks the Last Great Day Is Come
  140. Misled by Error, Adam’s Sons
  141. Mortals, Give Ear
  142. Most Holy God, Thou Judge Supreme
  143. Mount Up, My Thoughts, and Cheerful View
  144. My God, I Own Thy Right Divine
  145. My God, My Times Are in thy Hands
  146. My God, of Every Good the Spring
  147. My Savior’s Works All Glorious Shine
  148. My Soul, My Grateful Powers Awake
  149. My Soul Pursues No Vulgar Theme
  150. Night Is Past, the Doleful Shades, The
  151. No Rod of Vengeance Jesus Takes
  152. Nor Law, Nor Prophets to Destroy
  153. Not to His Heav’n the God of Grace
  154. Not for a Fading Crown We Strive
  155. Not from Relentless Fate’s Dark Womb
  156. Not Names, Nor Forms, Nor Modes of Faith
  157. Now Let the Church Glad Homage Pay
  158. Now, Lord, the Heavenly Seed Is Sown
  159. O Blessed Souls That Feel!
  160. O for a Tongue like Those Above!
  161. O Happy Time! Auspicious Morn!
  162. O How Endearing Is the Name
  163. O Stupid Nazareth! Not to See
  164. Of All the Passions of the Mind
  165. Once Was the Great Redeemer Plunged
  166. Our Earthly Friendships, What Are They?
  167. Pardon—O Sweet Reviving Word!
  168. Peace! ’Tis a Word of Heavenly Sound
  169. Pilgrims and Strangers on the Earth
  170. Plain Is the Road, My god
  171. Prepare, Ye Saints, to Meet Your Lord
  172. Praise Ye the Lord, My Soul Shall Praise
  173. Prince of Peace Is Come, The
  174. Pursue, My Soul, the Wondrous Theme
  175. Quit, O My Soul, the Earth
  176. Quit, O My Soul, Thy Earthly Cares
  177. Redemption! ’Tis a Glorious Scheme
  178. Redemption! O Blest News for Man!
  179. Religion Ne’er by Art was Formed
  180. Rise, O My Soul, Pursue the Path
  181. Rolling Year, Almighty God, The
  182. Salvation—O the Pleasing Sound!
  183. Searcher of Hearts, Thy Piercing Eye
  184. See Gabriel Swift Descend to earth
  185. See Israel’s Sons their Coasts Around
  186. See how the Haughty Pharisee
  187. See How the Little Toiling Ant
  188. Strange! That the Children of This World
  189. Strange! O My Savior, That Blind Zeal
  190. Sun In His Unwearied Course, the
  191. Sun Is Set—The Day That’s Past
  192. Surprised I View My Savior’s Life
  193. Sweet Fruits Afflictions Bring
  194. Tabor, Thy Wonders Still We View
  195. There Is a City Large and Fair
  196. There Is a Heavenly Paradise
  197. This Do In Memory of Your Lord
  198. This Is the Feast That Jesus Makes
  199. This Sacred Feast We Keep
  200. Thou Art, O God! A Spirit Pure
  201. Thou Rulest Supreme, Almighty God
  202. Thro’ the Wide World Thy Glories, Lord
  203. Thus Saith the High and Lofty One
  204. Thy Goodness, Lord, Shall Be My Song
  205. Thy Goodness, Lord, How Great!
  206. Thy Influence, Mighty God, Is Felt
  207. Time by Heaven Foretold Is Come, The
  208. Time Draws Nigh, My Soul, The
  209. ’Tis Finished—O Important Word!
  210. ’Tis Finished, the Redeemer Cries
  211. ’Tis Nature’s Voice Which Reason Speaks
  212. ’Tis the Lord’s Day, Awake, My Soul
  213. To God the Lord New Songs Address
  214. To Jesus, Our Ascending King
  215. To Praise the Ever Bounteous Lord
  216. To Thee, My God, Thou Source of Good!
  217. Today Attend, Ye Sons of Men
  218. Unhappy Youth! Whose Steps No More
  219. Upheld, My God, by Thine Own hand
  220. Vain World, with All Thy Busy Cares
  221. We Sing Our Savior’s Love
  222. We Sing the Honors of the Day
  223. Well—’Tis an Empty Dream I See
  224. Well—’Tis a Dull and Tedious Round
  225. Were All the Tongues of Men My Own
  226. What Can We Find Beneath the Sun?
  227. What Is There on This Earthly Ball?
  228. What Joy Possessed My Heart!
  229. What Rest on Earth? O Empty Dream!
  230. What Wonder’s This? Methinks I See
  231. What Wondrous Love Is This?
  232. When Gentle Spring Renews the Earth
  233. When I Review Thy Mercies, Lord
  234. When in the Clearer Light of Faith
  235. When I with Curious Eyes Survey
  236. When Israel’s Sons, a Murmuring Race
  237. When Men, Pretending to Be Wise
  238. When Pious Lazarus Breathed His Last
  239. When Sodom’s Rich but Guilty Plains
  240. When Some Kind Shepherd from His Fold
    • Oh, How Divine, How Sweet the Joy
  241. When the Whole Earth Became Corrupt
  242. Whence, O My Soul, These Gloomy Fears?
  243. Whence, O My Soul, This Dread of Death?
  244. Why Are Not Sinners, Lord, Consumed?
  245. Why Should I Be So Very Fond?
  246. Why Should the Saint Be Grieved to Find?
  247. Wondrous Power of Faith Divine, The
  248. Wisdom, How Beauteous Is Her Form
  249. Ye Anxious Cares Forsake My Breast
  250. Ye Humble Followers of the Lamb
  251. Ye Humble Saints Proclaim Abroad
  252. Ye Lands of Every Tongue and Name
  253. Ye Pious Souls O’erwhelmed with Woes
  254. Ye Saints and Servants of the Lord
  255. Ye Saints That Love the Lord
  256. Ye Saints the Man of Sorrows View
  257. Ye Servants of the Lord
  258. Ye Sons of Adam Join
  259. Ye Younger Tribes of Adam’s Race
  260. Yes—They Are Blest, the Dead Are Blest
  261. Zeal, ’Tis a Sweet and Charming Name
  262. Zion, Behold Your King