Lowry wrote around five hundred gospel hymns including such great hymns as Low in the grave He lay and Nothing but the blood.
Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod,
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.
On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will talk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.
Mirror of the Savior’s face,
Saints, whom death will never sever,
Lift their songs of saving grace.
Soon our pilgrimage will cease;
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.