Born: June 3, 1812, Camp­bel­ton, Ar­gyle­shire, Scot­land.

Died: June 16, 1872, Glas­gow, Scot­land.

Buried: Camp­sie, Stir­ling­shire, Scot­land.


Norman was the son of min­is­ter Nor­man Mac­le­od and Ag­nes Max­well.

He at­tend­ed the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow and Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ed­in­burgh, then went to Ger­ma­ny.

He com­plet­ed his stu­dies at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow, re­ceiv­ing his Doctor of Di­vin­i­ty de­gree in 1858.

In 1838, Mac­le­od be­came pa­rish min­is­ter of Lou­don, Ayr­shire; in 1843 of Dal­keith; and in 1851 of Bar­o­ny Church, Glas­gow. In 1841, he was ap­point­ed as one of Queen Vic­tor­ia’s chap­lains.

In 1860, he be­came ed­it­or of the Good Words ma­ga­zine, which he con­tin­ued to edit un­til his death. He also ed­it­ed The Ed­in­burgh Chris­tian Ma­ga­zine for some years.

In 1854, Mac­le­od joined the Hym­nal Com­mit­tee for the Gen­er­al As­sem­bly of the Es­tab­lished Church of Scot­land. In 1869, he be­came mod­er­a­tor of the Gen­er­al As­sem­bly.

  1. Courage, Bro­ther, Do Not Stum­ble
  2. Trust in God, and Do the Right