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STOW, Baron, clergyman, born in Croydon, New Hampshire, 16 June, 1801 ; died in Boston, Massachusetts, 27 December, 1869. He was graduated at Columbian college, Georgetown, D. C., in 1825, and in 1827 was ordained to the ministry in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he was settled as pastor of the Baptist church. In 1832 he was called to the pastorate of the Baldwin place Baptist church in Boston, in which connection he had a successful ministry of sixteen years. At the close of this term of service he became pastor of the Rowe" street (now Clarendon avenue) church, and continued in this relation until 1867, when he retired from regular ministerial work. He twice visited Europe for the benefit of his health. Dr. Stow performed a large amount of work as a member of the executive committee of the American missionary union. He was a graceful and vigorous writer, as well as one of the most eloquent and successful preachers of his denomination. He was one of the compilers of the "Psalmist," a hymnal (1849), and editor of "Daily Manna" and the "Missionary Enterprise" (1846), a volume of sermons on missions, to which he contributed one of great merit, tie was the author of "Memoir of Harriet Dow" (Boston, 1832); "History of the Baptist Mission to India" (1835); "History of the Danish Mission on the Coast of Coromandel" (1837); " Daily Manna" (1842); " The Whole Family in Heaven and Earth" (1845) ; "Christian Brotherhood" (1859); and "First Things" (1859).
Editor's Note: "I clicked on your site
about Baron Stow, one of the co-compilers. The date of publication of The
Psalmist is listed as 1849. The first edition actually appeared in 1843. Other
editions followed in 1847, 1854 and 1859.The 1847 edition included a Supplement
compiled by Richard Fuller and Jeremiah Bell Jeter. The only addition the the
1854 edition was information in the indexes.The 1859 edition included music and
was compiled by B. F. Edmands. He was "conductor of music" at the Baldwin Place
Baptist church where Stow served as pastor. " -- Richard Rose
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