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