1831–1916

Ju­ly 15, 1831, Sal­ford, Lan­ca­shire, Eng­land.

Cir­ca Feb­ru­a­ry 1916, Orms­kirk, Lan­ca­shire, Eng­land.

Tho­mas was the son of hymn­ist Hugh Stow­ell.

He was Bridg­man Ex­hi­bi­tion­er at Queens Col­lege, Ox­ford (1853), where he earned a BA with hon­ors (1855).

Tak­ing Ho­ly Or­ders in 1857, he be­came cur­ate of Bol­ton, Di­o­cese of Ri­pon (1857–60); in­cum­bent of St. Ste­phen’s, Bowl­ing, Brad­ford (1860–65); and then rec­tor of Christ Church, Sal­ford, suc­ceed­ing his fa­ther (1865).

He was al­so Rur­al Dean of Sal­ford (1876); Hon­or­a­ry Ca­non in Man­che­ster Ca­thed­ral (1879); and rec­tor of Chor­ley, Lan­ca­shire.

Most of his hymns were writ­ten for the An­ni­ver­sa­ry Ser­mons of Christ Church Sun­day Schools in Sal­ford.

His works in­clude:

  1. Blessed Sav­ior, Hear Us When We Cry
  2. Come, Chris­tian Youths and Maid­ens
  3. Early the Ho­ly Wo­men Came
  4. Happy Were Those Mo­thers
  5. In God’s Ho­ly Dwell­ing
  6. Lord, on Thy Day, With­in Thy Ho­ly Dwell­ing
  7. Lord, Thy Child­ren Low­ly Bend­ing
  8. My Sav­ior, Be Thou Near Me
  9. O Je­sus, We Have Pro­mised
  10. Remember Thy Cre­at­or
  11. Savior, We Are Young and Weak
  12. Sweet Day of Rest Which God Has Giv­en
  13. While the Sun Is Shin­ing