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 >
Jesus, my Shepherd is. J. Conder. [Ps. xxiii.] Published in Collyer's Collection, 1812, No. 897, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines, headed, The Good Shepherd," and signed "C." In Conder's Star in the East, &c, 1824, it was published in a new form, and began "The Lord my Shepherd is." This was repeated in the Congregational Hymn Book, 1836, No. 401, and in Conder's (posthumous) Hymns of Praise, Prayer, &c, 1856, p. 8, and is the authorised form of the hymn.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)