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