1826–1899

Introduction

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Born: March 12, 1826, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: No­vem­ber 25, 1899, Plain­field, New Jer­sey.

Buried: Hill­side Ce­me­te­ry, Plain­field, New Jers­ey.

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Biography

Robert was the son of Cro­zier Low­ry. He mar­ried twice, to An­na Rhees Lox­ley (1854) and Ma­ry Jane Run­yon (1892).

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:

He al­so helped found the Sixth Av­e­nue Ba­ptist Church in New York Ci­ty.

Lowry wrote about 500 Gos­pel tunes, and was a mu­sic ed­it­or at the Big­low & Main pub­lish­ers.

Publications

Sources

Lyrics

Music