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