1850–1919
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Ap­ril 5, 1850, Tow­ner Hill, Rome, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Oc­to­ber 3, 1919, Long­wood, Mis­sou­ri, while lead­ing the mu­sic for an evan­gel­is­tic meet­ing.

Rose­hill Ce­me­te­ry, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

Ro­bert Be­ver­ly.

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Towner stud­ied mu­sic un­der his fath­er (a well known sing­er and teach­er in his own right), John How­ard, George Root, and James Webb.

He was mu­sic di­rec­tor at the Cen­ten­ary Me­tho­dist Church in Bing­ham­ton, New York (1870–82); the York Street Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio (1882–84); the Un­ion Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church, Cov­ing­ton, Ken­tuc­ky (1884–85); and the Mo­ody Bi­ble In­sti­tute, Ch­ica­go, Il­li­nois (1893–1919).

The Amer­i­can Tem­per­ance Un­i­ver­si­ty in Har­ri­man, Ten­nes­see, award­ed Tow­ner a Doc­tor­ate of Mu­sic in 1900. His works in­clude:

  1. Abidjan
  2. Algeria
  3. Amazon
  4. Angel’s Song, The
  5. Anywhere with Je­sus
  6. Arm for the Con­flict
  7. At Cal­va­ry
  8. At Christ­mas Time
  9. Ayer
  10. Bayamón
  11. Be Not De­ceived
  12. Bethlehem’s Beau­ti­ful Star
  13. Bird with the Brok­en Wing, The
  14. Bolivia
  15. Brink
  16. Burgos
  17. Camden Mar­ket
  18. Caumartin
  19. Chile
  20. Christ Is Thy Light
  21. Christ Je­sus Hath the Pow­er
  22. Christian Fel­low­ship Song
  23. Cleansing Blood (Ault­man), The
  24. Cling to the Bi­ble, My Boy
  25. Coimbra
  26. Coloma
  27. Colombia
  28. Colomiers
  29. Coming of the King, The
  30. Covenant
  31. Croix Bois­si­ère
  32. Crystal Pal­ace
  33. Downey
  34. El Se­gun­do
  35. Firenze
  36. Fontana
  37. Fresno
  38. Glory All the Way!
  39. Gone from My Heart
  40. Grand Ra­pids
  41. Full Sur­ren­der
  42. Hand That Was Nailed to the Cross, The
  43. Harare
  44. Hasten, Lord, Thy Com­ing
  45. He Is Able to De­liv­er
  46. He Is Car­ing for Me
  47. He Slum­bers Not
  48. He Will An­swer Ev­ery Pray­er
  49. Heavenly Home
  50. He’s a Friend of Mine
  51. Hear the Word
  52. His Grace Is Suf­fi­cient
  53. I Am on the Glo­ry Side
  54. I Am Stand­ing on the Word of God
  55. I Do Love Je­sus with All My Heart
  56. I Know It Is Done
  57. If It Be True
  58. If We Bright­ly Shine
  59. Jesus Only, Let Me See
  60. Joyful Sound
  61. Judgment Day, The
  62. Knob Lick
  63. La Mi­ra­da
  64. Light in the Eas­tern Sky
  65. Long Beach
  66. Lookout An­swers, All Is Well, The
  67. Lord Hath Ris­en, The
  68. Maharashtra
  69. Meeting in the Air
  70. Moody
  71. Move For­ward!
  72. My An­chor Holds
  73. My House Will Stand
  74. Myrtle Beach
  75. Navarre
  76. Newport Beach
  77. Nor Sil­ver Nor Gold
  78. Now I Know What Makes Me Hap­py
  79. Nu‘uanu Pali
  80. O Change­less Word
  81. O Bless­èd Day!
  82. O Friend With­out Je­sus
  83. O Grace of God So Bound­less
  84. O Thou God of My Sal­va­tion
  85. O Won­der­ful Love
  86. O Word of God
  87. Old Ship of Zi­on, The
  88. On That Great Day of Judg­ment
  89. Only a Sin­ner
  90. Osaka
  91. Pacific Pal­i­sades
  92. Pasadena
  93. Puerto Ri­co
  94. Risen Je­sus, The
  95. Safe in Je­ho­vah’s Keep­ing
  96. Saved by the Blood
  97. Saving Grace
  98. Send Out a Light
  99. Some Day I Shall Know
  100. Some Sweet Day
  101. Somewhere To­night
  102. Speak Just a Word
  103. St. Pi­erre
  104. Star of Beau­ty
  105. Studio Ci­ty
  106. Sunset Gate, The
  107. Surat
  108. Tell Out the Won­der­ful Sto­ry
  109. There Is a Land Mine Eye Hath Seen
  110. There’s Peace in My Heart
  111. Though the Fig Tree Shall Not Blos­som
  112. Through Me
  113. Till the Day Shall Dawn
  114. Trentino
  115. Trust and Obey
  116. Twentynine Palms
  117. What Will It Be When We See Him?
  118. Ventura
  119. Victory! (Bar­bour)
  120. Victory in My Soul
  121. Waiting
  122. Wenzhou
  123. Which Bid, My Bro­ther?
  124. Who Is the King of Glo­ry?
  125. Wondrous Sight
  126. Would You Be­lieve?
  127. You’ll Reap What­so­ev­er You Sow