Born: Jan­u­a­ry 1, 1865, Hor­ra­bridge, De­von­shire, Eng­land.

Died: No­vem­ber 10, 1933, Wells, Ver­mont.

Son of John Rowe, a cop­per min­er, James worked for the Ir­ish gov­ern­ment for four years, then em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca at age 24. He set­tled in Al­ba­ny, New York, and worked in rail­roads in New York for 10 years. He then be­came an in­spect­or for the Hud­son Riv­er Hu­mane So­ci­e­ty. He then worked for mu­sic pub­lish­ers in Tex­as and Ten­nes­see, and in his lat­er years, moved to Vermont and worked with his daugh­ter, an artist, writ­ing vers­es for greet­ing cards.



  1. After the Midnight
  2. Anywhere Thou Leadest
  3. Because I Love Jesus
  4. Everybody Ought to Love Him
  5. God Holds the Future in His Hands
  6. God is Goodness, God Is Love
  7. Greet the Everlasting King (© 1943)
  8. Happy Sunbeams
  9. He’s My King
  10. His Promise to Me
  11. Home of the Soul
  12. I Am So Glad Salva­tion’s Free
  13. I Choose Jesus
  14. I Walk with the King
  15. I Would Be Like Jesus
  16. If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
  17. I’m Bound for the Kingdom of Glory and Song (© 1937)
  18. Jesus Is All I Need (© 1929)
  19. Love Lifted Me
  20. No Room (© 1928)
  21. Praise Him
  22. Rapture Indeed!
  23. Sweet Harbor Bells (© 1924)
  24. Sweeter as the Days Go By
  25. There Is Room in His Heart for You
  26. What a Matchless Savior (© 1935)
  27. What Is He Worth to Your Soul?
  28. When the Shadows Flee
  29. Wonderful Message
  30. Work I Ought to Do, The

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