How few receive with cordial faith. William Robertson, d. 1745*.

How few receive with cordial faith.  William Robertson, d. 1745*. According to James Mearns* in JJ, p. 536, this paraphrase of Isaiah 53 (‘Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?’) was identified by the daughter of William Cameron* as having been written by William Robertson for the unpublished Translations and Paraphrases of 1745, and amended by John Logan* for the Scottish Translations and Paraphrases in Verse of 1781. Mearns noted that it was ‘still in C.U. (‘Common Use’) in the Church of Scotland.’ It remained in The Scottish Psalter, 1929 in sixteen stanzas, corresponding to the twelve verses of Isaiah 53. Mearns, who was a member of the...

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