1883–1963

Oc­to­ber 12, 1883, Bur­ling­ton, New Jer­sey.

Feb­ru­a­ry 27, 1963, Col­lings­wood, New Jer­sey.

Pen­nsau­ken, New Jer­sey.

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Low­den came from a mu­si­cal fa­mi­ly—his fa­ther is said to have played the trum­pet while rock­ing Har­old’s cra­dle, and his mo­ther played the or­gan.

By age 12, Har­old was sell­ing com­po­si­tions to the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny, and con­duct­ing the church or­ches­tra by the time he was a teen­ag­er.

Lowden was as­so­ci­ated both with Hall-Mack and with mu­sic pub­lish­er John J. Hood. In 1913, he be­came mu­sic ed­ito­r for the Re­formed Church in Amer­i­ca. He lat­er went in­to bus­in­ess for him­self (though he failed dur­ing the Great De­pres­sion of the 1930s).

He then taught at the Bi­ble In­sti­tute of Penn­syl­van­ia, and was the min­is­ter of mu­sic at the Lin­den Bap­tist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey.

His works in­clude:

  1. He Does Won­der­ful Things for Me
  2. Peace with Je­sus
  3. Tell It Wher­ev­er You Go
  1. Dawn of Vic­to­ry, The
  2. Easter, Joy­ous Eas­ter
  3. Geneva
  4. Hail the Ho­ly Night
  5. In Sweet­est Ac­cord
  6. Jesus Him­self
  7. Love, Migh­ty and Won­der­ful
  8. Lowden
  9. Now Is the Time to De­cide
  10. Sing Again That Sweet Sto­ry
  11. Sing Out Your Glad­some Ca­rols
  12. Sweeter Day by Day
  13. Thou Art My Way
  14. Where the Day Has No End
  15. Where the Fight Is Hard­est
  16. Wonderful Morn­ing

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