1934-2012
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November 13, 1934, Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

December 8, 2012, London, England.

Hither Green Crematorium, London, England.

The son of Salvation Army (SA) officers, Gowans served as the 16th General of the SA, 1999-2002. With John Larsson, he co-authored several musicals. He also wrote three volumes of poetry and an autobiography, There’s a Boy Here.

  1. Burning, Burning, Brightly Burning (1973)
  2. Do You Sometimes Feel (1967)
  3. Don’t Assume That God’s Dismissed You (1969)
  4. For the Mighty Moving of Thy Spirit (1973)
  5. For Thine Is the Kingdom (1967)
  6. Have You Ever Stopped to Think (1975)
  7. He Came to Give Us Life (1969)
  8. I Believe That God the Father (1971)
  9. If Human Hearts Are Often Tender (1969)
  10. In Your Heart of Hearts (1975)
  11. Kneeling in Penitence (1967)
  12. Once in Misery I Walked Alone (1977)
  13. Out of My Darkness (1972)
  14. There Are Hundreds of Sparrows (1967)
  15. There Is a Message (1975)
  16. There’s No Other Name (1972)
  17. They Shall Come from the East (1977)
  18. Who Is It Tells Me What to Do (1973)
  19. You Can’t Stop Rain from Falling Down (1969)