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