Ap­ril 26, 1814, Kel­so, Rox­burgh­shire, Scot­land.

Jan­u­a­ry 5, 1840, Cleish, Kin­ross­shire, Scot­land.

Kel­so Ab­bey, Scot­tish Bor­ders, Scot­land.


Mary was the daugh­ter of Ro­bert Lun­die, par­ish min­is­ter of Kel­so, and Ma­ry Grey; sis­ter-in-law to Ho­ra­ti­us Bonar; and wife of Will­iam Wall­ace Dun­can, par­ish min­is­ter of Cleish, Kin­ross­shire (mar­ried 1836).

Her hymns, most­ly writ­ten for her child­ren be­tween Ju­ly and De­cem­ber 1839, ap­peared in 1841, in her post­hu­mous Me­moir, by her mo­ther. They were re-is­sued in 1842 as Rhymes for My Child­ren.

  1. All Things Beau­ti­ful and Fair
  2. Jesus, Sav­ior, Pi­ty Me
  3. Jesus, Ten­der Shep­herd, Hear Me
  4. Lo! Round the Throne a Glo­ri­ous Band
  5. My Sav­ior, Be Thou Near Me