Norman MacLeod

Norman MacLeod
Short Name: Norman MacLeod
Full Name: Macleod, Norman, 1812-1872
Birth Year: 1812
Death Year: 1872

Macleod, Norman, D.D., son of Dr. Norman Macleod, was born at Campbelton, Argyleshire, June 3, 1812. He studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, then went to Germany, and subsequently completed his course at the University of Glasgow, from which, in 1858, he received the degree of D.D. In 1838 he was appointed parish minister of Loudoun; Ayrshire, in 1843 of Dalkeith, and in 1851 of the Barony, Glasgow. He became one of the Queen's Chaplains in 1841, and in 1860 the editor of Good Words, which he continued to edit till his death. He was one of the most influential ministers in the Established Church of Scotland, and was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1869. He died at Glasgow, June 16, and was buried at Campsie, June 20, 1872. His works are numerous and popular. He was appointed a member of the Assembly's Hymnal Committee in 1854 and 1855. His best known hymn, "Trust in God, and do the right"(Right Doing), appeared in January 1857, in The Edinburgh Christian Magazine of which he was for some years the editor. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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