Born: May 21, 1813, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Died: March 25, 1843, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.
Buried: St. Peter’s Free Church, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.
Robert was the son of Adam McCheyne and Lockhart Murray Dickson.
He was educated at the University of Edinburgh. In 1835, he became Assistant at Lambert (near Stirling). In 1836, he was ordained Minister of St. Peter’s Established Church in Dundee.
In 1839, he went to Palestine as one of the Mission of Enquiry to the Jews from the Church of Scotland. His hymns, a few of which he wrote in Palestine, appeared posthumously in: