October 12, 1883, Burlington, New Jersey.

February 27, 1963, Collingswood, New Jersey.

Pennsauken, New Jersey.


Lowden came from a musical family—his father is said to have played the trumpet while rocking Carl’s cradle, and his mother played the organ. By age 12, Carl was selling compositions to Hall-Mack Company, and conducting the church orchestra by the time he was a teenager.

Lowden was associated both with the Hall-Mack Company and with music publisher John J. Hood. In 1913, he became music editor for the Reformed Church in America. He later went into business for himself (though he failed during the Great Depression of the 1930s). He then taught at the Bible Institute of Pennsylvania, and was the minister of music at the Linden Baptist Church in Camden, New Jersey. His works include:

  1. He Does Wonderful Things for Me
  2. Peace with Jesus
  1. Easter, Joyous Easter
  2. Geneva
  3. Hail the Holy Night
  4. Jesus Himself
  5. Lowden
  6. Now Is the Time to Decide
  7. Sing Again That Sweet Story
  8. Sing Out Your Gladsome Carols
  9. Sweeter Day by Day
  10. Thou Art My Way
  11. Where the Day Has No End
  12. Where the Fight Is Hardest

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