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Norman Macleod

1812-1872. Scottish minister. Son and grandson of famous West Highland ministers, and grandfather of the founder of the Iona Community, he belonged to a celebrated clerical dynasty that gave six moderators to the Church of Scotland general assembly. Queen Victoria's favorite chaplain, he was also her personal friend and spiritual adviser. Minister successively of Loudoun Parish, Ayrshire, of Dalkeith, and of the celebrated Barony Church in Glasgow, in the latter city he made his name as pastor, evangelist, author, editor, churchman, and social reformer. He became widely known as editor of the immensely popular Good Words, as a champion of the working man, and as a foreign missionary enthusiast. He wrote the hymn “Courage, brother.”