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. Although he called music his avocation, he produced over 2,000 hymn tunes in his lifetime. However, 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. Avalon
  5. Badajoz
  6. Baton Rouge
  7. Beautiful Vale of Rest
  8. Beautiful Witness
  9. Benjamin
  10. Bethesda Is Open
  11. Birkenhead
  12. Bless This Hour of Prayer
  13. Blessed Are They That Believe
  14. Blessed Feast, The
  15. Children May Come, The
  16. Children Sing
  17. Choose Ye Today
  18. Christian Brother, o’er the Main
  19. Christmas Carol (Diadem)
  20. Church of Christ, O Sleep No More
  21. City of Gold
  22. Clinging to Jesus
  23. Colby
  24. Come, Great Deliverer, Come!
  25. Coming, Yes, We’re Coming
  26. Covington
  27. Cross of Jesus
  28. Cry of the Weary, The
  29. Dalmatia
  30. Dear Sabbath Home
  31. Dew of Mercy
  32. Do All the Good You Can
  33. Doane
  34. Donora
  35. Durban
  36. Evangel
  37. Faith in Jesus
  38. Few More Marchings Weary, A
  39. First Commandment
  40. Fly to the Ark of Rest
  41. Glory, Glory
  42. Good Old Way, The
  43. Good Shepherd, The
  44. Gospel Trumpet, The
  45. Guard the Bible Well
  46. Haiti
  47. Hand in Hand
  48. Hark! There Comes a Whisper
  49. He Gave His Life for Thee
  50. Heaven Is Mine
  51. Help Us to Labor On
  52. Hide Me
  53. Hillsboro
  54. His Words Are True
  55. Hour by Hour
  56. I Am Anchored Safe
  57. I Am Thine, O Lord
  58. I Will Go and Tell My Savior
  59. If Any Man Hear
  60. If I Come to Jesus
  61. If the Savior Journey with Me
  62. Into the Depths of the Sea
  63. Is It Nothing to Thee?
  64. Is It There?
  65. Istanbul
  66. Jacob’s Dream
  67. Jesus Calls Thee
  68. Jesus Is Passing This Way
  69. Jesus the Way
  70. Jesus, Thy Name I Love
  71. Jesus Was a Child Like Me
  72. Keep Me Wholly Thine
  73. King of Zion
  74. Labor On
  75. Lay It Down
  76. Let Your Light Shine Out
  77. Lion of Judah, The
  78. Little Talk with Jesus, A
  79. Make Me a Blessing Today
  80. Marching On to Zion
  81. Midlane
  82. More and More I Need Thee
  83. More Like Jesus
  84. More Love to Thee, O Christ
  85. Mother’s Goodbye, The
  86. Mount Merapi
  87. My Precious Bible
  88. Near the Cross
  89. Never Will I Cease to Love Him
  90. No Tears in Heaven
  91. Northumberland
  92. O Come, Sinner, Come
  93. On the Wings of the Morn
  94. One Blessèd Hour with Jesus
  95. Only a Little Way
  96. Only a Step
  97. Only One Name
  98. Only Thee
  99. Only Thy Garment’s Hem
  100. Our Better Home Beyond
  101. Our Festive Song
  102. Our Home Bright and Fair
  103. Out of Bondage
  104. Pardon at the Cross
  105. Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
  106. Pilgrim’s Journey, The
  107. Precious Name
  108. Preston
  109. Prodigal Child, The
  110. Pure Within
  111. Red Oak
  112. Rescue
  113. Rest in Jesus
  114. Rest over Jordan
  115. Revival
  116. Rimini
  117. Richmond Park
  118. Sacred Fountain
  119. Safe in the Arms of Jesus
  120. Saved by the Blood
  121. Savior, More Than Life
  122. Scatter Kind Words All Around You
  123. Sentinel upon the Heights
  124. Shelter of God’s Love, The
  125. Sheltering Rock, The
  126. Some Sweet Day, By and By
  127. Soul’s Bright Land Above, The
  128. Sound the Alarm!
  129. Speed for Thy Life
  130. Stand by the Right
  131. Stand on the Rock
  132. Sweet Voice, The
  133. Tell It to Jesus
  134. Tell Me the Old, Old Story
  135. There Is Peace
  136. There’s a Promise from the Lord
  137. There’s Life at the Open Door
  138. They That Overcome
  139. This I Know
  140. Though Your Sins Be as Scarlet
  141. Till the Savior Comes
  142. ’Tis Not Far to Jesus
  143. ’Tis the Blessèd Hour of Prayer
  144. To God Be the Glory
  145. To Jesus I Will Go
  146. To the Work
  147. Too Late
  148. Tread Softly
  149. Tried and True
  150. Trust in the Promise
  151. Trusting Jesus
  152. Tryst
  153. ’Twill Not Be Long
  154. Two Commandments, The
  155. Viens, Âme Perdue!
  156. Vision
  157. We All Can Do Something for Jesus
  158. We Praise Thee
  159. Welcome Hour of Prayer
  160. We’ll Battle to the End
  161. We’ll Give Our Hearts to Jesus
  162. What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?
  163. When the Burden Bearer Came
  164. Who’ll Be Sowing?
  165. Why Do the Holy Angels Sing?
  166. Will Jesus Find Us Watching?
  167. Will You Come to the Cross?
  168. Yale