1751, at or near Pannanich (near Ballater), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

November 17, 1811, Kirknewton, Midlothian, Scotland.

Cameron was the son of a farmer in the parish of Glenmuick, and a grandson of Cameron of Glen Nevis. He studied at Marischal College, University of Aberdeen (MA 1770), and was ordained parish minister of Kirknewton in 1786. Though not a member of the committee appointed by the General Assembly of 1775 to revise the Scottish Translations and Paraphrases of 1745–51, he seems to have done the bulk of the revisions therein. His other works include:

  1. Behold the Amazing Gift of Love
  2. Blest Be the Everlasting God
  3. Father of Peace, and God of Love
  4. How Bright These Glorious Spirits Shine!
  5. Supreme in Wisdom as in Power
  6. When the Last Trumpet’s Awful Voice