Robert Lowry — Biographies and Information

Robert Lowry Robert Lowry (1826-1899) was an American, Baptist minister and Gospel song and hymn writer who wrote the words and music for such familiar hymns as "Shall We Gather at the River?," "Nothing But the Blood," and "Christ Arose!" As music editor for Biglow & Main, he jointly edited over a dozen books of gospel songs and hymns.

Marriage and Family:
Married Anna Rhees Loxley (1824-1890) in 1854. They had 5 sons: Harry Moore, Wheaton Smith, Benjamin Loxley, Robert Hason, and George Ide.
Robert remarried in 1892 to Mary Jane Runyon (1852-1941).

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