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