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