Sep­tem­ber 17, 1789, Fal­con Street, Lon­don, Eng­land.

De­cem­ber 27, 1855, Hamp­stead, Mid­dle­sex, Eng­land.

Abney Park Ce­me­te­ry, London, Eng­land.


Josiah was the son of an en­grav­er and book­sell­er, and fa­ther of Eus­tace Con­der.

He lost his right eye at age five, due to a bad small­pox vac­ci­na­tion. How­ev­er, his gifts led him to be a suc­cess­ful au­thor, ed­it­or and pub­lish­er. He ed­it­ed The Ec­lec­tic Re­pub­lic and The Pa­tri­ot, and wrote books on a wide va­ri­e­ty of se­cu­lar and re­li­gious sub­jects.

A mem­ber of the Con­gre­ga­tion­alist de­no­mi­na­tion, his Con­gre­ga­tion­al Hymn-Book sold 90,000 co­pies in its first se­ven years.

His oth­er works in­clude:

  1. Baptized into Our Sav­ior’s Death
  2. Be Mer­ci­ful, O God of Grace
  3. Beyond, Be­yond That Bound­less Sea
  4. Blessed Be God, He Is Not Strict
  5. Bread of Hea­ven, on Thee We Feed
  6. Comrades of the Hea­ven­ly Call­ing
  7. Day by Day the Man­na Fell
  8. Followers of Christ of Ev­ery Name
  9. Forever Will I Bless the Lord
  10. Grant Me, Hea­ven­ly Lord, to Feel
  11. Grant, O Sav­ior, to Our Pray­ers
  12. Hallelujah! Raise, O Raise
  13. Head of the Church, Our Ris­en Lord
  14. Heavenly Fa­ther, to Whose Eye
  15. Heavens De­clare His Glo­ry, The
  16. Holy, Ho­ly, Ho­ly, Lord, in the High­est Hea­ven
  17. How Hon­ored, How Dear
  18. How Shall I Fol­low Him I Serve?
  19. I Am Thy Work­man­ship, O Lord
  20. In the Day of My Dis­tress
  21. Jehovah’s Praise Sub­lime
  22. Leave Us Not Com­fort­less
  23. Lord, for Thy Name’s Sake!
  24. Lord Is King, The
  25. My Lord, I Did Not Choose You
  26. Now with An­gels Round the Throne
  27. O Be Joy­ful in the Lord
  28. O Breathe up­on This Lan­guid Frame
  29. O Com­fort to the Drea­ry
  30. O Give Thanks to Him Who Made
  31. O God, Pro­tect­or of the Low­ly
  32. O God, to Whom the Hap­py Dead
  33. O God, Who Didst an Equal Mate
  34. O God, Who Didst Thy Will Un­fold
  35. O God, Who Dost Thy So­ver­eign Might
  36. O God Whose All Cre­at­ing Might
  37. O Ho­ly, Ho­ly, Ho­ly Lord
  38. O How Fee­ble Flesh and Blood
  39. O How Should Those Be Clean Who Bear
  40. O Lord, Hadst Thou Been Here!
  41. O Say Not, Think Not in Thy Heart
  42. O Show Me Not My Sav­ior Dy­ing
  43. O the Hour When This Ma­ter­i­al
  44. O Thou Di­vine High Priest
  45. O Thou God Who Hear­est Pray­er
  46. O Thou Who Giv­est All Their Food
  47. O Thou Whose Co­ve­nant Is Sure
  48. Praise on Thee, in Zi­on’s Gates
  49. Praise the God of All Cre­a­tion
  50. See the Ra­nsomed Mil­lions Stand
  51. Thou Art the Ev­er­last­ing Word
  52. Thou from Whom All Be­ing Sprang
    • Father of Eter­nal Grace
  53. Thy Hands Have Made and Fa­shioned Me
  54. ’Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee
  55. To All Thy Faith­ful People, Lord
  56. To His Own World He Came
  57. To Our God Loud Prais­es Give
  58. Upon a World of Guilt and Night
  59. Welcome, Wel­come!
  60. When in the Hour of Lone­ly Woe
  61. Wheresoever Two or Three