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 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: 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.

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

  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’ll Be Joy By and By
  78. There’s a Sweet Land of Rest
  79. Tournefeuille
  80. Truth Is March­ing On
  81. Tunisia
  82. Vancouver
  83. Varen
  84. Venezuela
  85. Wake Ev­ery Tune­ful String
  86. We Will Jour­ney On
  87. When the Com­for­ter Came
  88. Who’ll Be the Next?
  89. Wholly Thine
  90. Work to Do for Je­sus
  91. Wuppertal
  92. Zaragoza