August 17, 1789, Firth, Lilliesleaf, Roxburgh, Scotland.

November 12, 1825, Edinburgh, Scotland.

New Calton Burial Ground, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Knox was educated at the parish school, and at the grammar school in Musselburgh. For some time, he farmed at Wrae (near Langholm), Dumfrieshire. He left Wrae in 1817, finally settling in Edinburgh in 1820, where he contributed to public journals. His works include:

  1. Acquaint Thee, O Mortal
  2. Acquaint Thyself Quickly, O Sinner, with God
  3. Lord Is My Shepherd, He Makes Me Repose, The
  4. O Sweet as Vernal Dews That Fall
  5. Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud?
  6. Time Speeds Away
  7. Voice Comes from Ramah, A

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