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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

Author Bio Information

Lowry, Robert's bio information

March 12, 1826 - November 25, 1899

Born: March 12, 1826, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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

Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Plainfield, New Jersey.

Lowry attended the University at Lewisburg (later renamed Bucknell University), where he became a professor of literature. He was ordained as a Baptist minister and pastored at 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 worked as a music editor at the Biglow Publishing Company. He wrote about 500 Gospel tunes, and jointly edited the following volumes:

* Happy Voices, 1865
* Gospel Melodies, 1868
* Bright Jewels (New York: Biglow & Main, 1869)
* Pure Gold, 1871
* Royal Diadem, 1873
* Temple Anthems, 1873
* Hymn Service, 1871, 1872 & 1873
* Royal Diadem for the Sunday School, with Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main: 1873)
* Tidal Wave, 1874
* Brightest and Best, with Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main: 1875)
* Welcome Tidings: A New Collection of Sacred Songs for the Sunday School (with Howard Doane & Ira Sankey) (New York: Biglow & Main, 1877)
* Chautauqua Carols, 1878
* Gospel Hymn and Tune Book, with Howard Doane (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 1879)
* Hymn Service for the Sunday School, with Howard Doane, D. A. Whedon & John H. Vincent (New York: Biglow & Main: 1879)
* Good as Gold, with Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main: 1880)
* Our Glad Hosannas, 1882
* Joyful Lays (with Howard Doane) (New York: Biglow & Main,1884)
* The Glad Refrain (with Howard Doane) (New York: Biglow & Main, 1886)
* Select Gems (with Howard Doane) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: American Baptist Publication Society, 1889)

Sources

* Hall, pp. 71-75
* Hughes, pp. 476-7
* Hustad, p. 276
* Nutter, p. 460
* Randel, pp. 520-1

Hymns

1. Angel’s Song, The
2. Chorus of Fire
3. How Can I Keep from Singing?
4. Lead Them to Thee
5. Low in the Grave He Lay
6. Nothing but the Blood
7. Only One Name
8. Shall We Gather at the River?
9. We Are Pilgrims of a Day
10. Where Is My Boy Tonight?

Music

1. All the Way
2. At the Cross There’s Room
3. Entreat Me Not to Leave Thee
4. Follow On
5. Glad Tidings
6. Heavenly Father
7. Here Is Love
8. Hide Thou Me
9. Home at Last
10. It Is I
11. Marching to Zion
12. Mistakes of My Life, The
13. Need
14. Never Shone a Light So Fair!
15. No Hope in Jesus
16. Oh, How Sweet When We Mingle
17. One More Day’s Work
18. Paxtang
19. River of Life
20. Room for the Penitent
21. So Near to the Kingdom
22. Something for Jesus
23. Stevenson
24. Taylor
25. Wake Every Tuneful String
26. When the Comforter Came
27. Wholly Thine

Source: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/l/o/w/lowry_r.html

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