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The Sweet Bond of Christian LoveA Collection of Quotes from Robert Murray McCheyne

The Sweet Bond of Christian Love

A Collection of Quotes from Robert Murray McCheyne

R. M. McCheyne
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Enjoy the very best of beloved 19th Century preacher Robert Murray McCheyne in this short collection of quotes.

Despite not living to see his 30th birthday, Robert Murray McCheyne’s impact on the spiritual life of Scotland was remarkable. His love for the Lord Jesus and his love for God’s people made his short life an immensely fruitful one.


This short collection of quotes gives readers a taste of the insight he had into spiritual things, and the clarity with which he expressed these truths. Each short quote contains goodness which will nourish the soul. They are split into categories such as Prayer, Love and Sorrow  and Suffering. These quotes will speak to believers at any point in their spiritual walk.


Also included are a short biography of Robert Murray McCheyne written by his contemporary, James Hamilton, and a sermon by McCheyne on verses from the Song of Solomon, a biblical book from which he loved to preach. At the back there is his famous plan for reading the whole Bible in a year, along with his instructions on how to use it and his explanation of why he compiled it.

R. M. McCheyne

About R. M. McCheyne

Robert Murray McCheyne (1813 – 1843) has had a tremendous impact not only on the people of his generation but through his writings ever since. He died in his thirtieth year and in the seventh year of ministry while he was the pastor of St Peter’s Free Church. His epitaph describes him as a man who ‘was honoured by his Lord to draw many wanderers out of darkness into the path of life’.


  • Author: R. M. McCheyne
  • Release Date: January 2024
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: Pocket hardback
  • ISBN: 9781527110649
  • Imprint: Christian Heritage
  • Category: Christian Life > Devotional


McCheyne lived a brief life, but he knew the mighty God of the Bible. Because he knew God, he feared him, even as he communed with him. He was humbled, and he desired, above all, to serve the Savior faithfully. These excerpts point us in the same direction—to the mighty God who communes with his people by his Spirit to the glory of Jesus Christ.

Jonathan Master, President, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, South Carolina

I always come away from reading Robert Murray McCheyne feeling inspired, so it’s a delight to have his writing distilled in this little book. ‘The Sweet Bond Christian Love’ will stir your soul and renew your zeal for Jesus.

Tim Chester, Author and senior faculty member, Crosslands Training
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