December 5, 1824, Aberdeen, Scotland.

September 19, 1908, Kinbuck, Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland.

Warriston Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Smith attended Marischal College at the University of Aberdeen and New College, Edinburgh. He was ordained pastor of the Chadwell Street Scottish Church, Pentonville, Islington, London, on Christmas Day, 1850. He later served at the Free High Church, Edinburgh; the Roxburgh Free Church, Edinburgh; the Orwell Free Church, Milnathort, Kinrossshire; and the Free Tron Church, Glasgow. The Free Church of Scotland elected him its moderator during its Jubilee year in 1893. His works include:

  1. Clean Heart, A
  2. Earth Was Waiting, Spent and Restless
  3. Faint and Weary Jesus Stood
  4. Gird Your Loins About with Truth
  5. If Any to the Feast Have Come
  6. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
  7. Jesus, unto Whom We Pray
  8. Lord, God, Omnipotent
  9. Lord Hath Hid His Face from Us, The
  10. Our Portion Is Not Here
  11. There Is No Wrath to Be Appeased
  12. To Me to Live Is Christ