August 3, 1857, Glasgow, Scotland.

November 18, 1925, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland.

Portpatrick Cemetery, Portpatrick, Wigtonshire, Scotland.


Brownlie attended the University of Glasgow and the Free Church College. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow in 1884, and in 1885 became Assistant Minister of Trinity Free Church in Portpatrick, Wigtonshire; he succeeded the senior pastor there upon the latter’s death in 1890. He joined the local School Board in 1888, and became a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. Glasgow University awarded him an honorary DD degree in 1908 for his work in hymnology. His works include:

  1. Behold, the Lord to Zion Rides
  2. Chariots of the Lord Are Strong, The
  3. Christian Soldiers in the Conflict!
  4. Day Fades into Night, The
  5. Ever Onward, Ever Upward
  6. Flowers Have Closed Their Eyes, The
  7. Girt with Heavenly Armor
  8. I Wandered Sore Distressed
  9. Hark! the Voice of Angels
  10. O Bind Me with Thy Bonds, My Lord
  11. O God, Thy Glory Gilds the Sun
  12. Rest in the Lord
  13. Spake My Heart by Sorrow Smitten
  14. Summer Leaves Decay, The
  15. There Is a Land, a Happy Land
  16. There Is a Song Which the Angels Sing
  17. Thou Art My Portion, Saith My Soul
  18. Time Is Drawing Near, The
  1. Ah, the Trembling of That Day
  2. Ah! Woe Is Me Because of Sin
  3. All Glorious, See, the Morning Breaks
  4. Arise, My Soul, and Gaily Sing
  5. As Angel Hosts with Heavenly Songs
  6. Ask, and Thy Prayer with Arrow’s Speed
  7. At Early Dawn, with Pious Thought
  8. Awake, Arise, and Greet the Dawning Day
  9. Awake, My Soul, Bestir Thee
  10. Awake! The Morn Is Here
  11. Band of Herdsmen Tarried Late, A
  12. Because I Was Brought Low
  13. Because Thy Mercy Is So Great
  14. Before Thy Cross We Take Our Place
  15. Behold the Bridegroom!
  16. Behold the Bridegroom Cometh
  17. Behold, the King of Zion Rides
  18. Best That Heaven Could Bring, The
  19. Bethlehem Rejoices
  20. Beyond the Clouds of Heaven
  21. Blest Redeemer, O What Pain
  22. Borne on the Clouds the Christ Arose
  23. Borne on the Wings of Light
  24. Bridegroom Comes! My Soul, Awake, The
  25. Bring to the Christ Your Fears
  26. Burdened with a Heavy Load
  27. By Thine Own Hand the Gift Was Given
  28. Christ, for Thee a Wreath Adorning
  29. Christ Hath Left the Dismal Tomb
  30. Christ Is Born, Go Forth to Meet Him
  31. Christ on Olive’s Mount in Prayer, The
  32. Christ the Word! Thine Incarnation
  33. Close Beside the Heart That Loves Me
  34. Come, Friends, Behold Me Here
  35. Come, Holy Ghost, in Might
  36. Come, Keep This Feast
  37. Come, Let Us Drink the Water New
  38. Come, Let Us Sing with Joyful Mirth
  39. Come, Praise with Gladness
  40. Come to the Christ in Tears
  41. Come with Your Praises
  42. Come, Ye People, Come Adore Him
  43. Crown of Gold Surpassing Rare, A
  44. Crown the Lord of Glory
  45. Dark Billows Bound Across the Deep
  46. Day Declines to Night, The
  47. Day of Resurrection!, The
  48. Ere the Morn in Beauty Wake
  49. Eternal Ruler, Thou Didst Will
  50. Even as Thou Saidst, the Spirit Came
  51. Far from Thy Heavenly Care
  52. Far Let Me Flee from Worldly Sin
  53. Firm Through the Endless Years
  54. For All the Good Performed by Thee
  55. Forgive Me, Lord, My Wayward Will
  56. Forgive My Heart Its Vain Regrets
  57. From the Calm of Sleep Awaking
  58. From the Hills the Light Is Streaming
  59. Gate of Life Stands Wide, The
  60. Gladness Fills the World This Morn
  61. Glorious to Our Watching Eyes
  62. Glory in the Highest!
  63. Glory Shone Within the Gloom
  64. Glory to God! The Christ Hath Left the Tomb
  65. Glory to God! The Morn Appointed Breaks
  66. Go, Ye Saints, to Bethlehem
  67. God of All Grace, Thy Mercy Send
  68. God Sent Me to the Desert Wild
  69. God, Thou Art Clothed with Light
  70. Hail, Rising Morn! For He Hath Risen
  71. Hail the Morn! Let Praises Cheerful
  72. Hail the Morn, with Gladness Crowned
  73. Hail the Resurrection Day
  74. Hail to the King
  75. Hail to the Morn That Dawns on Eastern Hills
  76. Halo Rests upon Thy Brow, A
  77. Hark! upon the Morning Breezes
  78. Have Faith in God, the Master Said
  79. Have Pity, Lord, for Thou Art Great
  80. He Came Because the Father Willed
  81. He Climbed the Slopes of Olivet
  82. He Who in the Fiery Furnace
  83. He Who Made the Earth His Home
  84. Heavy Laden with Thy Grief
  85. Herdsmen Keeping Lonely Vigil
  86. Home at Last, Thy Journey Ended
  87. I Brought My Merits to the Throne
  88. I Cannot Lift Mine Eyes
  89. I Have a Thought That Fills My Mind
  90. I Have No Tears to Shed
  91. I Lift My Hands, and with My Heart
  92. I Lift My Heart to Thee
  93. I Mused Within My Heart
  94. I Sought the Lord at Early Morn
  95. I Wandered Sore Distressed
  96. I Will Arise and Seek Thy Face
  97. I Will Not Yield My Sword
  98. If in the Cause of Right I Must
  99. In Mine Affliction, Lord
  100. In the Bliss of Old Predicted
  101. In the Dark of Early Morn
  102. In the Early Morning
  103. In the Father’s Glory Shining
  104. It Is a Comely Thing
  105. It Is Not Lost What I Have Given
  106. Jerusalem, Rejoice!
  107. King Is on His Journey, The
  108. King Shall Come when Morning Dawns, The
  109. Let All Human Flesh Be Silent
  110. Let All the World Abroad
  111. Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured
  112. Lift Up the Gates
  113. Light, Ere the Dawn in Beauty Broke
  114. Light Is Dawning ’Mong the Hills
  115. Light More Glorious Than the Sun
  116. Light of My Life, O Lord, Thou Art
  117. Light Serene of Holy Glory
  118. Light upon Our Gloom Arising
  119. Like Music at the Stilly Hour
  120. Like the Beams That from the Sun
  121. Lo, He Is Dead!
  122. Lo, in Its Brightness the Morning Arising
  123. Lo, the Clouds of Night Are Rending
  124. Lord, a Band of Foes Increasing
  125. Lord, I Am Thine
  126. Lord, I Have Strayed Afar
  127. Lord, Let Our Evening Prayer Ascend
  128. Lord, Let Our Eyes the Things Unseen Behold
  129. Lord, Let Us Feel That Thou Art Near
  130. Lord, May Thy Holy Spirit Calm
  131. Lord of a Countless Throng
  132. Lord of Life to Earth Came Down, The
  133. Lord of Mercy, at Thy Gate
  134. Lord of the Brave and Strong
  135. Lord of the Hills
  136. Lord, Rest the Child
  137. Lord, Soothe My Anxious, Troubled Soul
  138. Lord, Thou Art Good and Kind
  139. Lord, Thou Art Lifted Very High
  140. Lord, to Our Humble Prayers Attend
  141. Man Who Erring Counsel Shuns, The
  142. Morn Awakes, Behold the Glory
  143. Morn in Beauty Breaks, The
  144. Morn of Beauty, Joyous Morn
  145. Morning Breaks, I Place My Hand in Thine, The
  146. Morning Dawns; on Gilded Height, The
  147. Mourn, O My Soul, Thy Primal Sin
  148. My God, Shall Sin Its Power Maintain
  149. My Harp upon the Willows
  150. My Heart Was Sad Because of Sin
  151. My Hope Is Firmly Set
  152. My Sin Was Very Great
  153. Nailed to the Cross the Savior Dies
  154. Night, and a Storm, and Hearts with Sore Affright
  155. No Longer Now at Eden’s Gate
  156. Now at This Evening Hour
  157. Now Glows the Morn in Beauty Rare
  158. Now, God of Light, the Morn Appears
  159. Now Let Our Souls Ascend
  160. Now the King Immortal
  161. Now the Lord from Earth Ascending
  162. Now the Sun at Noon of Day
  163. Now with My Weeping
  164. O Bleeding Heart, Look Up, Behold
  165. O Christ, Thou Art My King
  166. O Christ, When on the Shameful Tree
  167. O Come and Let Us Worship Christ
  168. O Come Let Us Adore
  169. O Darkest Night That Ever Fell!
  170. O God, in Mercy Hear
  171. O God of Life, in Whom We Live
  172. O God of Light and Life and Joy
  173. O God of Light, When Morn Awakes
  174. O God of Love, on Bended Knee
  175. O God of Love, Whose Mercy Came
  176. O God of Our Salvation
  177. O God, the Holy Ghost
  178. O Holy Ghost, Thou Lord of Light
  179. O Holy Spirit, One in Power
  180. O, I Have Wandered Far
  181. O Jesus Christ, My Soul Contains
  182. O Jesus Christ, when Thou Didst Dwell
  183. O Jesus, Lord of Mercy Great
  184. O Jesus, Lover of Our Race
  185. O Jesus, to Thy Servants Give
  186. O Jesus, Trust of Needy Souls
  187. O Jesus, When My Guilty Fears
  188. O Jesus, When Our Spirits Mourn
  189. O Judge of All, When Sinful Men
  190. O King Enthroned on High
  191. O Light of Lights!
  192. O Light, Resplendent of the Morn
  193. O Light Serene of Heavenly Birth
  194. O Light That Knew No Dawn
  195. O Lord of Bounty, Let This Bread
  196. O Lord of Life, When Mortals Call
  197. O Lord of Peace, in Mercy Hear
  198. O Lord, Thou in the Hour of Need
  199. O Love Divine, My Spirit Sighs
  200. O Love of God, Surpassing Far
  201. O May My Soul, Uncrushed by Care
  202. O May the Spirit of All Grace
  203. O Paradise Above!
  204. O Son of God, Afflicted
  205. O Thou Who Cloth’st Thyself Complete
  206. O, Touch My Heart, and Bring to Mind
  207. O Woeful Hour! When from the Night
  208. O Word of Truth! in Devious Paths
  209. O Wounded Hands and Feet!
  210. Open Wide the Gate of Heaven
  211. Our Evening Prayers Attend
  212. Our Hearts to Heaven Upraising
  213. Out from the Rising of the Sun
  214. Over Trackless Regions
  215. Promise Which the Savior Made, The
  216. Prophet of the Lord, Beside Us
  217. Rest of the Weary Heart
  218. Rise, O Glorious Orb of Day
  219. Rosy Dawn, with Locks of Gold
  220. Rosy-Fingered Dawn Appears, The
  221. Saffron Tints Appear, The
  222. See, in the Darkness, the Dawn Is Awaking
  223. See Where the Orb of Day
  224. Shine Forth, O New Jerusalem
  225. Sleepers Awake! The Night’s Long Reign Is Past
  226. Solemn Feast Was Spent, The
  227. Spirit of God, in Love Descend
  228. Stream of Mercy Springs, A
  229. Strew Palms, Strew Palms upon the Way
  230. Sun Has Reached His Western Goal, The
  231. Surely Comes the Dreadful Day
  232. Surpassing Great the Gift of God
  233. Teach Me Thy Gracious Will
  234. Thee, as the Evening Light Declines
  235. Then the Earth in Terror Shook
  236. These Are the Jewels All Glorious That Shine
  237. They Brought Him to the Hill of Death
  238. They Cried, Let Him Be Crucified!
  239. Think on Me, Lord, for Thou Art Kind
  240. This Be Our Prayer, O Savior of Our Souls
  241. This Is the Chosen Day of God
  242. This Is the Time of Song
  243. Thou Art My Hope, O Christ, My Lord
  244. Thou Art My Strength, O God, My Lord
  245. Thou Christ Alone Art Great
  246. Thou Dost Not Pass a Lonesome Way
  247. Thou, Lord, Hast Power to Heal
  248. Thou One-Begotten Son
  249. Thou Savior of Our Sinful Race
  250. Thou Spirit of Almighty God
  251. Thy Birth upon Our World Hath Given
  252. Thy Glorious Rising on the First of Days
  253. Time Is Drawing Nigh, The
  254. Time Shall Surely Come, The
  255. To Depths of Earth Thou Didst Descend
  256. To Thee My Soul Enraptured Sings
  257. To Thee, O Christ, Our God
  258. To Thy Blest Cross, O Christ, We Come
  259. To Thy Cross and Resurrection
  260. Today a Wonder We Behold
  261. Today the Groans of Hades Rise
  262. Triple Beam of Glory
  263. Up Rose the Morn Behind the Hills
  264. Up, Up, My Soul, on Wings of Praise
  265. Up, Up, My Soul! With Gladness Rise
  266. Vain the Bliss from Earth That Springs
  267. Wake, My Soul! In Careless Slumber
  268. Wake to the Songs That Lips Unsullied Sing
  269. Watch with Me, the Master Said
  270. Watchers, Let Your Lights Be Burning
  271. Watchman from the Height Beholding
  272. Wave, Wave Your Banners High
  273. Waving in the Autumn Breeze
  274. We Have Heard the Wondrous Story
  275. We Worship, Lord, Before Thee Now
  276. Wealth of High Estate, The
  277. What Joy of Life Abideth
  278. What Savior Comes from Edom
  279. What Shall We Bring to Thee?
  280. When Adam Heard the Voice of Sin
  281. When at Thy Feet, Oppressed
  282. When Came the Call to Me
  283. When Christ the Lord Shall Come
  284. When Darkness Falls, and Night Is Here
  285. When Glory Crowned the Mountain Top
  286. When Hades Held the Lord of Life
  287. When in the Clouds of Heaven
  288. When in the Clouds the Lord Appears
  289. When Jesus to the Jordan Came
  290. When Jesus to the Judgment Hall
  291. When Lazarus Rose at Christ’s Command
  292. When Night Her Sable Curtain Spreads
  293. When, O King Immortal
  294. When o’er the World Augustus Reigned
  295. When on the Cruel Cross
  296. When on the Mount the Lord Appeared
  297. When the Christ, His Mission Ended
  298. When the Morning from the Skies
  299. When the Trumpet’s Sound Shall Wake
  300. When Thou, O Christ, upon the Tree
  301. When Thou Shalt Come, O Lord
  302. When Thou Wert Crucified by Men
  303. When Wicked Hands Had Firmly Sealed
  304. When with Powers of Heaven Attending
  305. Where the Lord Reveals His Presence
  306. Wherefore on the Cross Uplifted
  307. Who Toiled for Christ Through Suffering Sore
  308. Who Would Not Weep My Child
  309. Wily Judas Watches Near, The
  310. Within the Garden’s Somber Shade
  311. Word of God, Who by Thy Will
  312. Ye Saints Exult with Cheerful Song
  313. Zion Is Glad This Glorious Morn