Mason, Lowell

(8 January 1792, Medfield, Mass. – 11 August 1872, Orange, N. J.)
   Hymnologist and influential educator whose collections, arrangements, and original compositions of hymns based on European models and sources competed directly with the less learned shape-note hymns and gospel tunes. He worked chiefly in Savannah, Georgia, from 1813, where he opened North America’s first Sunday school for black children in 1826, in Boston from 1827 to 1851, and finally in New York. His The Boston Handel and Haydn {}Society Collection of Church Music appeared in 1822 and ran to 22 editions by 1858. Three of his best known hymn tunes are Antioch ("Joy to the World"), Bethany ("Nearer My God to Thee"), and {}Hamburg ("When I Survey the Wondrous Cross").

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