1813–1843

Introduction

Born: May 21, 1813, Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

Died: March 25, 1843, Dun­dee, An­gus, Scot­land.

Buried: St. Pe­ter’s Free Church, Dun­dee, An­gus, Scot­land.

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Biography

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:

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Lyrics