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Jan­u­a­ry 15, 1780, Kid­der­pore (now Khi­dir­pur), Kol­ka­ta, In­dia.

Ju­ly 9, 1838, Da­poor­ee (now Da­po­li), Ma­ha­rash­tra, In­dia.

St. Ma­ry’s Church, Poo­na (now Pu­ne), Ma­ha­rash­tra, In­dia.


Robert was the son of was Charles Grant, East In­dia Com­pa­ny di­rect­or and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for In­ver­ness.

His fa­mi­ly moved from In­dia to Eng­land when Ro­bert was six years old. He at­tend­ed Mag­da­lene College, Cam­bridge (BA 1801, MA 1804), and be­came a law­yer in 1807.

In 1826, he be­came a Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for In­ver­ness. He be­came Pri­vy Coun­cil­or in 1831, and Judge Ad­vo­cate Gen­er­al in 1832. In 1834, he was knight­ed, and re­turned to In­dia to be Go­ver­nor of Bom­bay (Mum­bai).

His work ap­peared in the Chris­tian Ob­ser­ver (1806–15), El­liott’s Psalms and Hymns (1835), and Sac­red Po­ems, pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly by his bro­ther, Lord Glen­elg, in 1839, and re­print­ed in 1844 and 1868.

His oth­er works in­clude:

  1. From Ol­iv­et’s Se­ques­tered Seats
  2. How Deep the Joy, Al­migh­ty Lord
  3. Lord of Earth, Thy Form­ing Hand
  4. O Sav­ior, Whose Mer­cy
  5. O Wor­ship the King
  6. Savior, When in Dust to Thee
  7. Starry Fir­ma­ment on High, The
  8. When Ga­ther­ing Clouds Around I View
  9. Wherefore Do the Nat­ions Wage?