Greville, Robert Kaye, LL.D., was eldest son of Rev. Robert Greville, rector of Edlaston, Derbyshire, and was b. at Bishop Auckland in 1794. He studied medicine at Edinburgh and London, and finally settled, though he did not practise, in Edinburgh. He was a distinguished botanist, and a well-known philanthropist. He edited and contributed to a number of the current annuals from 1830 to 1850. He was a member of the congregation of the Rev. D. T. K. Drummond, and joint editor with him of The Church of England Hymn-book, 1838, contributing thereto 9 hymns. He d. at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, June 4, 1866 (Miller's Singers & Songs, p. 438). [See Scottish Hymnody, § vi.] His hymns, dating from th< collection of 1838, are:—
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A little while and every fear. R. K. Greville. [Private Use.] First printed in The Amethyst, Edin. Oliphant, 1834, and again in The Church of England Hymn Book, &c, 1838, No. 592, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, and entitled "The Believer waiting for the Lord." In 1863 it was included with alterations in Kennedy, No. 783; but its use is not extensive, outside the collections of the Plymouth Brethren.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)