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)

Wikipedia Biography

Robert Murray M'Cheyne (21 May 1813 – 25 March 1843) was a minister in the Church of Scotland from 1835 to 1843. He was born at Edinburgh on 21 May 1813, was educated at the University and at the Divinity Hall of his native city, and was assistant at Larbert and Dunipace. A mission of inquiry among the Jews throughout Europe and in Palestine, and a religious revival at his church in Dundee, made him feel that he was being called to evangelistic rather than to pastoral work, but before he could carry out his plans he died, on 25 March 1843. McCheyne, though wielding remarkable influence in his lifetime, was still more powerful afterwards, through his Memoirs and Remains, edited by Andrew Bonar, which ran into far over a hundred English editions. Some of his hymns became well known and his B

Texts by Robert Murray M'Cheyne (12)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Behind the hills of NaphtaliRobert Murray McCheyne (Author)2
Beneath Moriah's rocky sideRobert Murray McCheyne (Author)3
Chosen not for good in meRobert Murray McCheyne (Author)33
How pleasant is thy deep blue waveRobert Murray McCheyne (Author)2
I once was a stranger To grace and to God Robert Murray McCheyne (Author)English73
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)German2
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)English106
When we stand before the throneRobert Murray McCheyne (Author)1

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