August 26, 1862, Penzance, Cornwall (his birth name was recorded as Herbert Henry).
September 25, 1926, Yonkers, New York.
Kensico Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, New York.
Herbert was the son of Salvation Army (SA) founders William Booth and Catherine Mumford.
Het attended Allesley Park College, Coventry, and the Congregational Institute, Nottingham, England.
In the early 1880’s, he was active in SA work in France, and wrote some of his early songs in French. In 1883, he helped found the SA musical department at Clapton. He went on to direct SA work in England (1888), Canada (1892–95), and Australia (1891–1901). Around 1902, he went on extensive lecture tours in America, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Booth’s works include:
- Songs of Peace and War, 1890
- The Salvation Soldier’s Song Book, 1897
- All I Have
- Before Thy Face, Dear Lord
- Blessed Lord, in Thee Is Refuge
- Cleansing for Me
- From Every Stain Made Clean
- Golden City, The
- I Bring My Heart to Jesus
- I Bring to Thee My Heart to Fill
- I’m Believing and Receiving
- Let Me Heart Thy Voice Now Speaking
- Let Me Love Thee
- Love of Love So Wondrous
- Mighty to Keep
- My Mind upon Thee, Lord, Is Stayed
- O Wanderer, Knowing Not the Smile
- Penitent’s Plea, The
- Promoted to Glory
- Savior, Hear Me While Before Thy Feet
- Summoned Home
- Tell It to Jesus
- There Are Wants My Heart Is Telling
- To Me, Dear Savior
- To the Front
- When My Heart Was So Hard
- Why Are You Doubting and Fearing?
- With My Heart So Bright in the Heavenly Light
- With My Heart So Full of Sadness
- Within My Heart, O Lord, Fulfill
- God Is Keeping His Soldiers Fighting
- Never Mind, Go On!