November 16, 1745, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Son of David Robertson of Brunton, in Fife, Robertson attended the university, and was licensed to preach in 1711. He is said to have been an assistant to the minister of the Presbyterian Church of London Wall, London, before becoming, in 1714, parish minister of Borthwick, Midlothian. In 1733, he was appointed minister of Lady Yesters, Edinburgh, and in 1736 of Old Greyfriars. In 1742, he joined the Committee of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland which compiled the Translations and Paraphrases of 1745.

  1. How Few Received with Cordial Faith
  2. Let Not Your Hearts with Anxious Thoughts
  3. You Now Must Hear My Voice No More