|Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843) was a Scottish preacher of the Gospel, pastor, teacher, poet, hymnwriter, and artist who died at the age of twenty-nine. Close friends with Andrew Bonar who wrote a biography of McCheyne.|
|1813||Born in Edinburgh, Scotland (May 21).|
|1821||Entered High School, Edinburgh (Oct).|
|1827||Entered Edinburgh University at the age of fourteen (Nov).|
|1829||Became member of St. Stephen's Church, Edinburgh.|
|1831||David, his brother, died (July 8).
Presented himself to the Church of Scotland Edinburgh Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry (Sept 18).
|1834||Wrote the hymn "Jehovah Tsidkenu."|
|1835||Licensed by the presbytery of Annan (July 1).
Began work as an assistant at Larbert (Nov 7).
|1836||Ordained and inducted to the pastorate of St. Peter's Church, Dundee (Nov 24).|
|1839||Went on expedition to Palestine for six months.
Revival commenced at St. Peter's Church, Dundee, with missionary William Burns.
|1840||Went to Ireland and spoke in Belfast and Dublin about church's responsibilities for the Jew people (July)|
|1842||Devised his yearly calendar for reading the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice.|
|1843||Preached last sermon at St. Peter's (March 12).|
|1843||Died at age 29 (March 25).|
|1844||Publication of Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray McCheyne by Andrew Bonar.|
Compiled by Stephen Ross for WholesomeWords.org 2011.