(1808-1889) was one of the greatest Scottish hymn writers. He wrote
over 100 hymns.
He was born in Edinburgh in 1808 and died in
1889. He is
buried in Canongate Churchyard,
- Minister of Kelso North 1837-1866, leaving
the Established Church at the
Disruption in 1843.
- Minister of Chalmers Memorial Free Church,
Edinburgh (now St Catherine's Argyle Church of Scotland) 1866-1889.
- Moderator of the Free Church of
A calotype of Bonar by
D O Hill (1843-47) is held at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery."
Skedd, Marchmont Edinburg, August 22, 2006.