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