March 12, 1826, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

November 25, 1899, Plainfield, New Jersey.

Hillside Cemetery, Plainfield, New Jersey.

Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

Lowry attended the University at Lewisburg (now Bucknell University), where he became a professor of literature. He was ordained as a Baptist minister and pastored at West Chester, Pennsylvania; Bloomingdale Baptist Church, New York City; Hanson Place Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York; First Baptist Church, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; and Park Avenue Baptist Church, Plainfield, New Jersey. He also worked as a music editor at the Biglow and Main Publishing Company, and helped found the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in New York City. He wrote about 500 Gospel tunes, and jointly edited:

Lowry married Anna Rhees Loxley (1824-1890) and Mary Jane Runyon (1852-1941), and had three children: Harry Moore Lowry, Wheaton Smith Lowry, and Robert Hanson Lowry.

  1. Angel’s Song, The
  2. Awake, Ye Soldiers
  3. Chorus of Fire
  4. Coming By and By
  5. Happy Songs
  6. How Can I Keep from Singing?
  7. Jesus Is Born
  8. Jesus Is My Savior
  9. Lead Them to Thee
  10. Let the Children Praise Him
  11. Low in the Grave He Lay
  12. Marching On!
  13. My Soul Shall Rest in Hope
  14. My Soul Will Overcome
  15. None but Jesus
  16. Nothing but the Blood
  17. O Worship the Lord
  18. Only One Name
  19. Praise Ye the Lord
  20. Prayer Song
  21. Resting in the Lord
  22. Shall We Gather at the River?
  23. Stand Fast
  24. Take the Promise
  25. Watch and Pray
  26. We Are Pilgrims of a Day
  27. We’ll Meet Each Other There
  28. When the Morning Light
  29. Where Is My Boy Tonight?
  1. All the Way
  2. Angel of the Lord, The
  3. At the Cross There’s Room
  4. Baghdad
  5. Beaumont
  6. Blacksburg
  7. Bologna
  8. Bor
  9. Bordeaux
  10. Brasília
  11. Burr
  12. Dear Savior, Take Us Home
  13. Entreat Me Not to Leave Thee
  14. Follow On
  15. Glad Tidings
  16. Glory in the Highest!
  17. Guadalajara
  18. Hanson Place
  19. Heavenly Father
  20. Here Is Love
  21. Hide Thou Me
  22. Holy Spirit, Teacher Thou
  23. Home at Last
  24. It Is I
  25. Jesus Our Blessèd Redeemer
  26. Keep the Banner Flying
  27. Kiev
  28. La Vista
  29. Let Heaven with Music Ring
  30. Liechtenstein
  31. Like Gentle Dew
  32. Marching to Zion
  33. Marseille
  34. Mistakes of My Life, The
  35. Need
  36. Never Shone a Light So Fair!
  37. No Hope in Jesus
  38. Not Yet
  39. Oh, How Sweet When We Mingle
  40. One More Day’s Work
  41. Overflowing Ever
  42. Paxtang
  43. Peace upon Earth
  44. Port Harcourt
  45. Queensland
  46. Resting By and By
  47. Riga
  48. River of Life
  49. Room for the Penitent
  50. Santos
  51. Saharah
  52. Shall We Know Each Other There?
  53. Shout Aloud, All Ye Lands
  54. Sicilia
  55. So Near to the Kingdom
  56. Something for Jesus
  57. Star of the Morning
  58. Stevenson
  59. Swelling of Jordan, The
  60. Take the Wings of the Morning
  61. Taylor
  62. Tunisia
  63. Venezuela
  64. Wake Every Tuneful String
  65. When the Comforter Came
  66. Who’ll Be the Next?
  67. Wholly Thine
  68. Zaragoza