William Robertson, of Monzievaird

ROBERTSON, William, of Monzievaird. b. Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, 15 July 1820; d. Monzievaird, near Crieff, Perthshire, 9 June 1864. He was educated at the University of Glasgow. Following ordination he served as parish minister at Monzievaird from 1843 till his death in 1864. His interest in hymns and psalms must have been well known, because he served on the Hymnal Committee of the Church of Scotland in 1852, 1853, and 1857 (James Mearns* in JJ, p. 968). Two of his hymns were included in Hymns for Public Worship (1861) of the Church of Scotland: ‘Thee God we praise, Thee Lord confess’ was a paraphrase of the Te Deum*, later found in the Church Hymnary (1898) but not subsequently. Much...

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