Deck, James George, eldest son of John Deck, of Bury St. Edmunds, was born in 1802 and educated for the army, and became an officer in the Indian service. Retiring from the army, and having joined the Plymouth Brethren, he undertook, in 1843, the charge of a congregation of that body, at Wellington, Somerset. In 1852 be went abroad and settled in New Zealand. His hymns were published in Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, 1837-1838; Psalms and Hymns, &c, London, Walther (containing those in the former collection), 1842; the Wellington Hymn Book, 1857; Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1860. Of his hymns now in use outside his own denomination, the greater part appeared in the 1837-1838 book, and are found in his brother-in-law's (Dr. Walker's) Chelte… Go to person page >
Around Thy grave, Lord Jesus. J. G. Deck. [Holy Baptism.] First published in Psalms & Hymns, London, Walther, 1842, pt. i., No. 277, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines. It is given in an unaltered form in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, No. 921; and in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, No. 699, with alterations made for that collection by Mr. George Rawson. The American collections, however, usually follow the original text.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)