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.


Fifth child of Salvation Army (SA) founders William and Catherine Booth, Herbert 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:

  1. All I Have
  2. Before Thy Face, Dear Lord
  3. Blessed Lord, in Thee Is Refuge
  4. Cleansing for Me
  5. From Every Stain Made Clean
  6. I Bring My Heart to Jesus
  7. I Bring to Thee My Heart to Fill
  8. I’m Believing and Receiving
  9. Let Me Heart Thy Voice Now Speaking
  10. Let Me Love Thee
  11. Love of Love So Wondrous
  12. Mighty to Keep
  13. My Mind upon Thee, Lord, Is Stayed
  14. O Wanderer, Knowing Not the Smile
  15. Penitent’s Plea, The
  16. Promoted to Glory
  17. Savior, Hear Me While Before Thy Feet
  18. Summoned Home
  19. Tell It to Jesus
  20. There Are Wants My Heart Is Telling
  21. To Me, Dear Savior
  22. To the Front
  23. When My Heart Was So Hard
  24. When the Pearly Gates Unfold
  25. Why Are You Doubting and Fearing?
  26. With My Heart So Bright in the Heavenly Light
  27. With My Heart So Full of Sadness
  28. Within My Heart, O Lord, Fulfill
  1. God Is Keeping His Soldiers Fighting
  2. Never Mind, Go On!
  3. Puigcerdà