Robert Murray McCheyne
1813 – 1843
Robert Murray McCheyne was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on May 21, 1813. He taught himself the Greek alphabet at the age of four. He later distinguished himself as a student at Edinburgh University. McCheyne was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Annan on July 1, 1836 and became pastor of St. Peter’s (Presbyterian) Church of Dundee, Scotland, in 1836.
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His monument contains the words, “Who died…in the thirtieth year of his age and the seventh of his ministry. Walking closely with God, an example of the believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. He ceased not day and night to labor and watch for souls, and was honoured by his Lord to draw many wanderers out of darkness into the path of life.”
One of the most notable characteristics of the man was the holy consistency of his daily walk. He has been called “one of the loveliest specimens of the Spirit’s workmanship.” The secret of this was his habitual dependence upon the Spirit of God.