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