May 21, 1813, Edinburgh, Scotland.

March 25, 1843, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.

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


Son of Adam McCheyne, Robert 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:

  1. Beneath Moriah’s Rocky Side
  2. Chosen Not for Good in Me
  3. I Once Was a Stranger
  4. Like Mist on the Mountains
  5. Ten Virgins, Clothed in White
  6. When This Passing World Is Done