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 >
The tune MONKLAND has a fascinating if complex history. Rooted in a tune for the text "Fahre fort" in Johann A. Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) famous hymnal, Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), it then was significantly altered by John Antes (b. Frederick, PA, 1740; d. Bristol, England, 1811) in a Moravian m…
Display Title: Hallelujah! Raise, O RaiseFirst Line: Hallelujah! Raise, O raiseTune Title: ALCESTERAuthor: Josiah ConderMeter: 126.96.36.199.Scripture: Psalm 113Date: 1990Subject: God | Majesty of; God | His Goodness; God | Name of; God | Praise of; Poor | ; Social Justice |