Reverend Robert M’Cheyne, who knew himself to be forgiven by God and safe for
eternity, describes his own undoubted conversion in the only record he has left of it:
“When free grace awoke me, by light from on high,
Then legal fears shook me, I trembled to die;
No refuge, no safety in self could I see—
*Jehovah Tsidkenu my Saviour must be.
“My terrors all vanish’d before the sweet name,
My guilty fears banish’d, with boldness I came
To drink at the Fountain, life-giving and free—
Jehovah Tsidkenu is all things to me.”
*Jehovah Tsidkenu: transliteration of Hebrew: The Lord our Righteousness
1 Robert Murray Mc’Cheyne (1813-1843) – Scottish Presbyterian minister of St. Peter’s Church, Dundee.
A godly evangelical pastor and evangelist with a great love for souls, whose ministry was marked
by deep personal holiness, prayer, and powerful evangelical preaching. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland.