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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