Robert Murray M'Cheyne: Chronology of Events
compiled by Stephen Ross, 2011

Robert Murray McCheyneRobert 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.

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