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.