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Robert Wadsworth Lowry

(1826 - 1899 / USA)

Robert Wadsworth Lowry
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Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 12th March 1826.

He studied theology at the University of Lewisburg and on graduating, in 1854, became ordained as a Baptist minister. He had charge of churches in a number of places including New York, Brooklyn, West Chester, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

In 1869 he returned to Lewisburg as a faculty member (having previously served as a professor of literature) and later went on to become its chancellor.

From 1880 until 1886 he was president of the New Jersey Baptist Sunday School Union.

He is most remembered as a composer of gospel music and a hymn writer, and also worked as a music ... more »

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