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