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