Indelible Grace Hymnbook

Robert Grant

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 15, 1780, Kid­der­pore, West Ben­gal, In­dia.

Died: Ju­ly 9, 1838, Da­poo­ree (now Da­po­di), Ma­ha­rash­tra, In­dia.

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


D. R.

Grant’s fa­ther was Charles Grant, Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for In­ver­ness, and East In­dia Com­pa­ny di­rect­or. 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, Judge Ad­vo­cate Gen­er­al in 1832, and was knight­ed in 1834. He then re­turned to In­dia to be Gov­er­nor of Bom­bay in 1834. His work ap­peared in the Chris­tian Ob­serv­er (1806-15), El­li­ott’s Psalms and Hymns (1835), and Sac­red Po­ems, pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly by his bro­ther in 1839, and re­print­ed in 1844 and 1868. His other works in­clude:

A Sketch of the His­to­ry of the East In­dia Com­pa­ny, 1813
The Ex­pe­di­en­cy Main­tained of Con­tin­u­ing the Sys­tem by Which the Trade and Gov­ern­ment of In­dia Are Now Reg­u­lat­ed

Source: The Cyber Hymnal