1850-1919
portrait

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.

portrait

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