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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Lowry attended the University at Lewisburg (now Bucknell University), where he became a professor of literature.

He was ordained a Baptist minister and served numerous pastorates: 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 helped found the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in New York City.

In addition, Lowry wrote about 500 Gospel tunes, and was a music editor at the Biglow & Main publishers. His works include:

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