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Robert Lowry

  • Birth 12 Mar 1826 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 25 Nov 1899 Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 10684837

Hymnist. A professor of literature (Un­i­ver­si­ty at Lew­isb­urg, later re­named Buck­nell Un­i­ver­si­ty), Baptist minister, and composer of nearly 500 Gospel hymns. He al­so worked as a mu­sical editor at the Big­low Pub­lish­ing Com­pany. His most memorable works included "Shall We Gather at the River," and the beloved Easter hymn "Low in the Grave He Lay."

Bio by: Steve Corley


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Steve Corley
  • Added: 26 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10684837
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Lowry (12 Mar 1826–25 Nov 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10684837, citing Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .