Robert Murray M'Cheyne

Robert Murray M'Cheyne
Short Name: Robert Murray M'Cheyne
Full Name: M'Cheyne, Robert Murray, 1813-1843
Birth Year: 1813
Death Year: 1843

McCheyne, Robert Murray, son of Adam McCheyne, W. S., was b. at Edinburgh, May 21, 1813, and educated at Edinburgh University. In 1835 he became Assistant at Larbert,near Stirling, and was ordained in 1836 Minister of St. Peter's Established Church, Dundee. In 1839 he went to Palestine as one of the Mission of Enquiry to the Jews from the Church of Scotland. He d. at Dundee, March 25, 1843. His hymns, a few of which were written in Palestine, appeared in his Songs of Zion to cheer and guide Pilgrims on their way to the New Jerusalem, By the late Rev. B. M. McCheyne....Dundee, W. Middleton, 1843.
These hymns were reprinted in his Memoir and Remains, edited by Dr. Andrew A. Bonar, 1844. The Songs as reprinted in 1844 number 14, and date from 1831 to 1841. The best known are, "I once was a stranger to grace and to God;" and, "When this passing world is done." In addition, "Beneath Moriah's rocky side," written at the "Foot of Carmel, June, 1839" (Sent from God); "Like mist on the mountains," written "Jan. 1st, 1831" (Children called to Christ), and "Ten Virgins, clothed in white" (The Ten Virgins), dated 1841, are in common use. [Rev. James Mearns, M. A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Texts by Robert Murray M'Cheyne (12)sort iconAsInstances
Behind the hills of NaphtaliRobert Murray McCheyne (Author)2
Beneath Moriah's rocky sideRobert Murray McCheyne (Author)3
Chosen not for good in meMc'Cheyne (Author)31
How pleasant is thy deep blue waveRev. R. Murray McCheyne (Author)2
I once was a stranger to grace and to God R. M. McCheyne (Author)68
Like mist on the mountainRobert Murray McCheyne (Author)29
Oft I walk beneath the cloudRobert Murray McCheyne (Author)1
Wenn ich steh' vor deinem ThronRobert McCheyne (Author)2
When I stand before the throneRobert Murray McCheyne (Author)4
When Isr'l knew not where to goRobert Murray McCheyne (Author)2
When this passing world is doneRobert Murray McCheyne (Author)101
When we stand before the throneRobert Murray McCheyne (Author)1

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