1 Lift the voice in holy song,
Awake, ye saints who love the Lord;
Gather now in happy throng,
And praise his name with one accord;
Ye who know the great salvation,
Sing the triumphs of his grace
And with highest adoration,
Come before Jehovah’s face.
Praise the Lord, ye sons of light;
Praise the Lord, ye heav’nly host;
Praise the Lord for all his mighty acts
In all the places of his wide dominion;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
2 Crowd his courts with lofty praise,
And sing the words that he hath done;
Songs of love and honor raise
To Christ the Lord, the equal Son;
Shout aloud, ye souls in glory;
Swell the song, ye saints below;
Till the heav’ns shall tell the story,
And the earth the strain shall know. [Refrain]
Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister.
At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >