Grietje Terburg Rowley

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Elizabeth Grietje Terburg Rowley was a hymn writer and is known for her many hymns. She composed and wrote the lyrics to “Be Thou Humble” (#130), which was included in the 1985 Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She also wrote the Primary songs “I Want to Be a Missionary Now” (words and music), “Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus” (music), and “Father We Thank Thee for the Night” (music). She composed the activity song “Roll Your Hands.” She served on the General Music Committee

She was born on September 19, 1927, in Homestead, Florida. She studied at Oberlin College and the University of Miami. After she graduated, she moved to Hawaii to teach high school. While there, she converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. She married Grant Rowley in 1953. She served on the General Music Committee of the Church.

She died on August 29, 2015.