Feb­ru­ary 3, 1832, Pres­ton, Con­nec­ti­cut.

De­cem­ber 23, 1915, South Or­ange, New Jer­sey. Doane was liv­ing in Watch Hill, Rhode Is­land, at the time of his death.

Spring Grove Cem­e­tery, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio.


Howard was the son of Jo­seph Howes Doane and Fran­ces Treat, and hus­band of Fran­ces Ma­ry Treat.

A gift­ed mu­si­cian, he helped di­rect mu­sic while at­tend­ing the Wood­stock Acad­e­my; with­in two years he had pub­lished his first com­po­si­tion. He called mu­sic his avo­ca­tion, but he pro­duced over 2,000 hymn tunes in his life­time.

His main trade was se­cu­lar: He was pre­si­dent of the J. A. Fay wood­work­ing ma­chin­e­ry com­pa­ny, and an ex­trem­ely suc­cessful bus­iness­man.

He al­so served as Sun­day School su­per­in­tend­ent and choir di­rec­tor at the Mount Au­burn Bap­tist Church in Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, and be­queathed large sums to var­i­ous caus­es. The Doane Me­mor­i­al Mu­sic Build­ing at the Mo­ody Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Chi­c­ago, Il­li­nois, was named af­ter him.

His works in­clude:

  1. All-Seeing Eye, The
  2. Christ Was Born in Beth­le­hem
  3. Deeper Love
  4. Feast of Bless­ing
  5. Like a Bird to Thee
  6. No One Knows but Je­sus
  7. Pray for the Bless­ing
  8. Sounding the Watch-Cry
  9. When We All Get Home to Glo­ry
  1. Adoration
  2. Alstyne
  3. Any One Here?
  4. At the Judg­ment Seat
  5. Avalon
  6. Badajoz
  7. Baton Rouge
  8. Beautiful Vale of Rest
  9. Beautiful Wit­ness
  10. Benjamin
  11. Bethesda Is Op­en
  12. Birkenhead
  13. Bless This Hour of Pray­er
  14. Blessèd Are They That Be­lieve
  15. Blessèd Feast, The
  16. Blessèd King of Ju­dah
  17. Children May Come, The
  18. Children Sing
  19. Choose Ye To­day
  20. Christian Bro­ther, o’er the Main
  21. Christmas Ca­rol (Di­a­dem)
  22. Church of Christ, O Sleep No More
  23. City of Gold
  24. Cling to the Bi­ble
  25. Clinging to Je­sus
  26. Colby
  27. Come, Great De­liv­er­er, Come!
  28. Coming, Yes, We’re Com­ing
  29. Covington
  30. Cross of Je­sus
  31. Cry of the Wea­ry, The
  32. Dalmatia
  33. Dear Sab­bath Home
  34. Dew of Mer­cy
  35. Do All the Good You Can
  36. Doane
  37. Donau
  38. Donora
  39. Durban
  40. Evangel
  41. Faith in Je­sus
  42. Few More March­ings Wea­ry, A
  43. First Com­mand­ment
  44. Fly to the Ark of Rest
  45. Glory, Glo­ry
  46. Good Old Way, The
  47. Good Shep­herd, The
  48. Gospel Trum­pet, The
  49. Guard the Bi­ble Well
  50. Haiti
  51. Hand in Hand
  52. Hark! There Comes a Whis­per
  53. He Gave His Life for Thee
  54. Heaven Is Mine
  55. Help Us to La­bor On
  56. Hide Me
  57. Hillsboro
  58. His Words Are True
  59. Hour by Hour
  60. I Am An­chored Safe
  61. I Am Thine, O Lord
  62. I Will Go and Tell My Sav­ior
  63. I Will Pray
  64. If Any Man Hear
  65. If I Come to Je­sus
  66. If the Sav­ior Jour­ney with Me
  67. Into the Depths of the Sea
  68. Is It No­thing to Thee?
  69. Is It There?
  70. Istanbul
  71. Jacob’s Dream
  72. Jesus Calls Thee
  73. Jesus Is Pass­ing This Way
  74. Jesus the Way
  75. Jesus, Thy Name I Love
  76. Keep Me Whol­ly Thine
  77. King of Zi­on
  78. La Ro­chelle
  79. Labor On
  80. Lay It Down
  81. Let Your Light Shine Out
  82. Lion of Ju­dah, The
  83. Little Talk with Je­sus, A
  84. Make Me a Bless­ing To­day
  85. Marching On to Zi­on
  86. Mardin
  87. Midlane
  88. More and More I Need Thee
  89. More Like Je­sus
  90. More Love to Thee, O Christ
  91. Mother’s Good­bye, The
  92. Mount Me­ra­pi
  93. My Pre­cious Bi­ble
  94. Near the Cross
  95. Never Will I Cease to Love Him
  96. No Tears in Hea­ven
  97. Northumberland
  98. O Come, Sin­ner, Come
  99. On the Wings of the Morn
  100. One Bless­èd Hour with Je­sus
  101. Only a Lit­tle Way
  102. Only a Step
  103. Only One Name
  104. Only Thee
  105. Only Thy Gar­ment’s Hem
  106. Open Por­tal, The
  107. Our Bet­ter Home Be­yond
  108. Our Fes­tive Song
  109. Our Home Bright and Fair
  110. Out of Bond­age
  111. Pardon at the Cross
  112. Pass Me Not, O Gen­tle Sav­ior
  113. Pilgrim’s Jour­ney, The
  114. Precious Name
  115. Preston
  116. Prodigal Child, The
  117. Pure With­in
  118. Red Oak
  119. Rescue
  120. Rest in Je­sus
  121. Rest over Jor­dan
  122. Revival
  123. Rimini
  124. Richmond Park
  125. Sacred Foun­tain
  126. Safe in the Arms of Je­sus
  127. Saved by the Blood
  128. Savior, More Than Life
  129. Scatter Kind Words All Around You
  130. Sentinel up­on the Heights
  131. Shelter of God’s Love, The
  132. Sheltering Rock, The
  133. Some Sweet Day, By and By
  134. Soul’s Bright Land Above, The
  135. Sound the Alarm!
  136. Speed for Thy Life
  137. Stand by the Right
  138. Stand on the Rock
  139. Sweet Voice, The
  140. Tell It to Je­sus
  141. Tell It with Joy
  142. Tell Me the Old, Old Sto­ry
  143. There Is Peace
  144. There’s a Pro­mise from the Lord
  145. There’s an Hour That Comes
  146. There’s Life at the Op­en Door
  147. They That Ov­er­come
  148. This I Know
  149. Though Your Sins Be as Scar­let
  150. Till the Sav­ior Comes
  151. ’Tis Not Far to Je­sus
  152. ’Tis the Bless­èd Hour of Pray­er
  153. To God Be the Glo­ry
  154. To Je­sus I Will Go
  155. To the Work
  156. Too Late
  157. Tread Soft­ly
  158. Tried and True
  159. Trust in the Pro­mise
  160. Trusting Je­sus
  161. Tryst
  162. ’Twill Not Be Long
  163. Two Com­mand­ments, The
  164. Valparaíso
  165. Viens, Âme Per­due!
  166. Vision
  167. We All Can Do Some­thing for Je­sus
  168. We Praise Thee
  169. Welcome Hour of Pray­er
  170. We’ll Bat­tle to the End
  171. We’ll Give Our Hearts to Je­sus
  172. What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?
  173. When the Bur­den Bear­er Came
  174. Who’ll Be Sow­ing?
  175. Why Do the Ho­ly An­gels Sing?
  176. Will Je­sus Find Us Watch­ing?
  177. Will You Come to the Cross?
  178. Yale