Morrison, John, Dd
Morrison, John, D.D.
a Scotch divine, noted as a hymnologist also, was born in the County of Aberdeen in 1749. He studied for the ministry, and in 1780 entered upon his pastoral duties over the parish of Canisbay, Caithness-shire. He was one of the committee of the General Assembly for revising the Church Paraphrases, and himself contributed some of the best renderings. Of these, the 19th, "The race that long in darkness pined," and the 30th, "Come, let us to the Lord our God," have been generally adopted by the churches. In his early life he contributed verses to the Edinburgh Weekly Magazine, over the signature of "Musarus." He also published the second and fourth books of Virgil's Eneid, translated into English verse (1787). He died at Canisbay, June 12, 1798.