Oc­to­ber 5, 1833, New­cas­tle-on-Tyne, Eng­land.

Ju­ly 19, 1890, Brae­mar, Ab­er­deen­shire, Scot­land.

Saint An­drew’s church­yard, Brae­mar, Ab­er­deen­shire, Scot­land.

Educated at Glas­gow Un­i­ver­si­ty, Kel­ly stu­died the­ol­o­gy at Bonn (1852–54); New Col­lege, Ed­in­burgh (1856–67); and the The­o­log­ic­al Col­lege of the Eng­lish Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Lon­don.

He served con­gre­ga­tions in Heb­burn-on-Tyne and Strea­tham, and as of 1887 was Tract Ed­it­or of the Re­li­gious Tract So­ci­e­ty. His works in­clude:

  1. Commit What­ev­er Grieves Thee
  2. O Lord, I Sing with Lips and Heart
  3. See, World! Thy Life As­sail­èd
  4. Why Should Sor­row Ev­er Grieve Me?
  1. Awake, My Heart, with Glad­ness
  2. Behold! Be­hold What Won­ders Here!
  3. Come, and Christ the Lord Be Prais­ing
  4. In Grate­ful Songs Your Voices Raise
  5. In Pray­er Your Voices Raise Ye
  6. Let Not Such a Thought E’er Pain Thee
  7. Now at the Man­ger Here I Stand
  8. O Je­sus Christ, How Bright and Fair
  9. Re­joice, My Heart, Be Glad and Sing
  10. Say, with What Sal­u­ta­tions?
  11. Scarce Tongue Can Speak, Ne’er Hu­man Ken
  12. To the Coun­ten­ance of the Lord Je­sus
  13. Upon the Cross Ex­tend­ed
  14. Why Should Cross and Tri­al Grieve Me?

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