Hymn Story: Low in the Grave He Lay

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia on March 12, 1826.  He graduated from Bucknell University and became a Baptist minister.  In 1868, he became editor of the Sunday School hymn books, having succeeded William B. Bradbury. In 1874, Lowry was pondering the Easter story.  One evening he read the passage in Luke 24 that says “he is not here, he […]

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