May 23, 1818, Bonhard, Scotland.
April 30, 1895, at his home Ravensbrook, in Chislehurst, Kent, England.
With his second wife, Louisa Stephen, and daughter, Anne Seton Macduff, in the Chislehurst churchyard.
After studying at the University of Edinburgh, Macduff in 1842 became parish minister of Kettins, Forfarshire; in 1849 of St. Madoes, Perthshire; and in 1855 of Sandyford, Glasgow. In 1857 the General Assembly appointed him to its Hymnal Committee.
Macduff received his DD degree from the University of Glasgow in 1862, and about the same time also from the University of New York. He retired from pastoral work in 1871, and in 1887 was living in Chislehurst, Kent. His works include:
- Morning and Night Watches
- The Faithful Promiser
- Altar Stones (London: James Nisbet, 1853)
- The Gates of Praise, 1876
- Abide with Me, Thou Gracious Guide
- Blessed Feast! Most Gracious Token
- Burden of Dumah, The
- Christ Is Coming!
- Christians! Hark! What Heavenly Chorus
- Escape from the Perilous Plain
- Eternal Rock! To Thee I Flee
- Everlasting Arms of Love
- From Thy Habitation Holy
- Hasten, Lord, That Morn of Glory
- How Many Votaries of Earth
- I Love to Hear That Voice of Old
- Lo, I Am with Thee!
- Lord Has Come Down, The
- Lord! No Guardian to Defend Me
- Mid Arid Sands and Burning Rays
- My Savior God! One Loving Gleam
- Of Old the Hebrew Prophet Stood
- Oh, Do Not, Blessèd Lord, Depart!
- O Thou! Who Hast a Temple Shrine
- Oft as the Daylight Hours Were Gone
- On the Lone bosom of a Lake
- Sun’s Last Ray Still Flushed the West, The
- Tell Me, O Thou Captive Daughter
- ’Tis Done—The World’s Long Night is O’er
- What Are These Ethereal Strains?
- What Dejected Form is This?
- When Far from the Hearts
- Where Shall I Look for Holy Calm
- While Some Anguished Hearts Were Grieving
- Who Is This in Silence Bending
- Who Is This That Comes from Edom?
- Why Should I Murmur or Repine?
- Ye Pilgrim Band, Dispel Your Fears
- Ye Ransomed Saints! What Tongue Can Tell?