1826–1899
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March 12, 1826, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

November 25, 1899, Plainfield, New Jersey.

Hillside Cemetery, Plainfield, New Jersey.

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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. ’Tis Well
  28. Watch and Pray
  29. We Are Pilgrims of a Day
  30. We’ll Meet Each Other There
  31. When the Morning Light
  32. Where Is My Boy Tonight?
  1. Aarhus
  2. All the Way
  3. Almería
  4. Angel of the Lord, The
  5. At the Cross There’s Room
  6. Baghdad
  7. Beaumont
  8. Beautiful Land of Rest
  9. Blacksburg
  10. Bologna
  11. Bor
  12. Bordeaux
  13. Brasília
  14. Burr
  15. Dear Savior, Take Us Home
  16. Entreat Me Not to Leave Thee
  17. Follow On
  18. Glad Tidings
  19. Glory in the Highest!
  20. Guadalajara
  21. Hanson Place
  22. Heavenly Father
  23. Hide Thou Me
  24. Holy Spirit, Teacher Thou
  25. Home at Last
  26. I Am Thinking of Home
  27. It Is I
  28. Jesus Our Blessèd Redeemer
  29. Jesus Will Help You
  30. Keep the Banner Flying
  31. Kiev
  32. La Vista
  33. Let Heaven with Music Ring
  34. Let the Master In
  35. Liechtenstein
  36. Like Gentle Dew
  37. Marching to Zion
  38. Marseille
  39. Mérida
  40. Mistakes of My Life, The
  41. Need
  42. Never Shone a Light So Fair!
  43. No Hope in Jesus
  44. Not Yet
  45. Oh, How Sweet When We Mingle
  46. Oise
  47. One More Day’s Work
  48. Overflowing Ever
  49. Pacifica
  50. Paxtang
  51. Peace upon Earth
  52. Pescadores
  53. Port Harcourt
  54. Queensland
  55. Resting By and By
  56. Riga
  57. River of Life
  58. Room for the Penitent
  59. Santos
  60. Sahara
  61. Shall We Know Each Other There?
  62. Shout Aloud, All Ye Lands
  63. Sicilia
  64. So Near to the Kingdom
  65. Something for Jesus
  66. Song of Heaven
  67. Star of the Morning
  68. Stevenson
  69. Still Undecided?
  70. Stoke-on-Trent
  71. Swelling of Jordan, The
  72. Take the Wings of the Morning
  73. Taylor
  74. There’s a Sweet Land of Rest
  75. Tournefeuille
  76. Truth Is Marching On
  77. Tunisia
  78. Vancouver
  79. Venezuela
  80. Wake Every Tuneful String
  81. We Will Journey On
  82. When the Comforter Came
  83. Who’ll Be the Next?
  84. Wholly Thine
  85. Work to Do for Jesus
  86. Wuppertal
  87. Zaragoza