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 Jesus Hath the Power
  21. Christian Fellowship Song
  22. Cling to the Bible, My Boy
  23. Coloma
  24. Colombia
  25. Coming of the King, The
  26. Covenant
  27. Croix Boissière
  28. Crystal Palace
  29. Downey
  30. El Segundo
  31. Firenze
  32. Fontana
  33. Fresno
  34. Gone from My Heart
  35. Grand Rapids
  36. Full Surrender
  37. Hand That Was Nailed to the Cross, The
  38. Harare
  39. Hasten, Lord, Thy Coming
  40. He Is Able to Deliver
  41. He Is Caring for Me
  42. He Will Answer Every Prayer
  43. He’s a Friend of Mine
  44. Hear the Word
  45. I Am on the Glory Side
  46. I Am Standing on the Word of God
  47. I Do Love Jesus with All My Heart
  48. If It Be True
  49. If We Brightly Shine
  50. Jesus Only, Let Me See
  51. Joyful Sound
  52. Knob Lick
  53. La Mirada
  54. Light in the Eastern Sky
  55. Long Beach
  56. Lookout Answers, All Is Well, The
  57. Lord Hath Risen, The
  58. Maharashtra
  59. Meeting in the Air
  60. Moody
  61. Move Forward!
  62. My Anchor Holds
  63. My House Will Stand
  64. Myrtle Beach
  65. Navarre
  66. Newport Beach
  67. Nor Silver Nor Gold
  68. Now I Know What Makes Me Happy
  69. Nu‘uanu Pali
  70. O Changeless Word
  71. O Blessèd Day!
  72. O Friend Without Jesus
  73. O Grace of God So Boundless
  74. O Thou God of My Salvation
  75. O Wonderful Love
  76. O Word of God
  77. Old Ship of Zion, The
  78. On That Great Day of Judgment
  79. Only a Sinner
  80. Osaka
  81. Pacific Palisades
  82. Pasadena
  83. Puerto Rico
  84. Risen Jesus, The
  85. Safe in Jehovah’s Keeping
  86. Saved by the Blood
  87. Saving Grace
  88. Send Out a Light
  89. Some Sweet Day
  90. Somewhere Tonight
  91. St. Pierre
  92. Star of Beauty
  93. Studio City
  94. Sunset Gate, The
  95. Tell Out the Wonderful Story
  96. There Is a Land Mine Eye Hath Seen
  97. There’s Peace in My Heart
  98. Though the Fig Tree Shall Not Blossom
  99. Through Me
  100. Till the Day Shall Dawn
  101. Trust and Obey
  102. Twentynine Palms
  103. What Will It Be When We See Him?
  104. Ventura
  105. Victory! (Barbour)
  106. Victory in My Soul
  107. Waiting
  108. Which Bid, My Brother?
  109. Who Is the King of Glory?
  110. Would You Believe?
  111. You’ll Reap Whatsoever You Sow