Lyricist: Anthony Oliver Robertson
Anthony Oliver Robertson (b. 1932) is an Australian hymnist and retired general surgeon. He currently lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Early in his twenties, at the end of his medical course in 1956, Anthony came into an experience of the love of God in Christ which changed the direction of his life completely. After surgical training in Australia he went to England where he met his wife and they married in Redhill, Surrey.
In 1965 they worked in Iran with the Christian Mission Society (CMS) and in due course returned to Australia where they have stayed.
Anthony and his wife have a broad denominational outlook and an evangelical and reformed understanding of the faith. They love the simple and yet profound Gospel of our salvation in Christ, and as you will see from his hymns, he has the desire to share the knowledge and love of God with others.