May 21, 1813, Edinburgh, Scotland.

March 25, 1843, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.

St. Peter’s Established Church, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.


Son of Adam McCheyne, Robert was educated at Edinburgh University. 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:

  1. Beneath Moriah’s Rocky Side
  2. I Once Was a Stranger
  3. Like Mist on the Mountains
  4. Ten Virgins, Clothed in White
  5. When This Passing World Is Done