Shepherd of thine Israel, lead us

Shepherd of thine Israel, lead us

Author: Josiah Conder
Published in 19 hymnals

Author: Josiah Conder

Josiah Conder was born in London, in 1789. He became a publisher, and in 1814 became proprietor of "The Eclectic Review." Subsequently to 1824, he composed a series of descriptive works, called the "Modern Traveller," which appeared in thirty volumes. He also published several volumes of poems and hymns. He was the author of the first "Congregational Hymn Book" (1836). He died in 1855. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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Author: Josiah Conder


Shepherd of Thine Israel, lead us. J. Conder. [The Good Shepherd.] In Conder's Hymns of Praise, Prayer, and Devout Meditation, 1856, p. 201, this hymn is given in 3 stanzas of 6 lines, together with the following note by the author's son, the Rev. E. R. Conder:—

"It is not quite certain whether the Author designed this Hymn to be included. It originated in an attempt to render a well-known imitation from the Welsh [‘Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,'], the popularity of which far exceeds its poetical merit, more worthy of the place it has now in our psalmody. But so little is borrowed, beyond the form and leading thought, that the foregoing seems fairly to rank as an original composition.-—E. R. C."

This has failed to receive the attention of hymnal compilers.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d922
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