Feb­ru­ary 3, 1832, Pres­ton, Con­nec­ti­cut.

De­cem­ber 23, 1915, South Or­ange, New Jer­sey. Doane was liv­ing in Watch Hill, Rhode Is­land, at the time of his death.

Spring Grove Cem­e­tery, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio.


Howard was the son of Jo­seph Howes Doane and Fran­ces Treat, and hus­band of Fran­ces Ma­ry Treat.

A gift­ed mu­si­cian, he helped di­rect mu­sic while at­tend­ing the Wood­stock Acad­e­my; with­in two years he had pub­lished his first com­po­si­tion. He called mu­sic his avo­ca­tion, but he pro­duced over 2,000 hymn tunes in his life­time.

His main trade was se­cu­lar: He was pre­si­dent of the J. A. Fay wood­work­ing ma­chin­e­ry com­pa­ny, and an ex­trem­ely suc­cessful bus­iness­man.

He al­so served as Sun­day School su­per­in­tend­ent and choir di­rec­tor at the Mount Au­burn Bap­tist Church in Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, and be­queathed large sums to var­i­ous caus­es. The Doane Me­mor­i­al Mu­sic Build­ing at the Mo­ody Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Chi­c­ago, Il­li­nois, was named af­ter him. His works in­clude:

  1. All-Seeing Eye, The
  2. Christ Was Born in Beth­le­hem
  3. Deeper Love
  4. Feast of Bless­ing
  5. Like a Bird to Thee
  6. No One Knows but Je­sus
  7. Pray for the Bless­ing
  8. Sounding the Watch-Cry
  9. When We All Get Home to Glo­ry
  1. Adoration
  2. Alstyne
  3. Any One Here?
  4. Avalon
  5. Badajoz
  6. Baton Rouge
  7. Beautiful Vale of Rest
  8. Beautiful Wit­ness
  9. Benjamin
  10. Bethesda Is Op­en
  11. Birkenhead
  12. Bless This Hour of Pray­er
  13. Blessèd Are They That Be­lieve
  14. Blessèd Feast, The
  15. Blessèd King of Ju­dah
  16. Children May Come, The
  17. Children Sing
  18. Choose Ye To­day
  19. Christian Bro­ther, o’er the Main
  20. Christmas Ca­rol (Di­a­dem)
  21. Church of Christ, O Sleep No More
  22. City of Gold
  23. Cling to the Bi­ble
  24. Clinging to Je­sus
  25. Colby
  26. Come, Great De­liv­er­er, Come!
  27. Coming, Yes, We’re Com­ing
  28. Covington
  29. Cross of Je­sus
  30. Cry of the Wea­ry, The
  31. Dalmatia
  32. Dear Sab­bath Home
  33. Dew of Mer­cy
  34. Do All the Good You Can
  35. Doane
  36. Donau
  37. Donora
  38. Durban
  39. Evangel
  40. Faith in Je­sus
  41. Few More March­ings Wea­ry, A
  42. First Com­mand­ment
  43. Fly to the Ark of Rest
  44. Glory, Glo­ry
  45. Good Old Way, The
  46. Good Shep­herd, The
  47. Gospel Trum­pet, The
  48. Guard the Bi­ble Well
  49. Haiti
  50. Hand in Hand
  51. Hark! There Comes a Whis­per
  52. He Gave His Life for Thee
  53. Heaven Is Mine
  54. Help Us to La­bor On
  55. Hide Me
  56. Hillsboro
  57. His Words Are True
  58. Hour by Hour
  59. I Am An­chored Safe
  60. I Am Thine, O Lord
  61. I Will Go and Tell My Sav­ior
  62. I Will Pray
  63. If Any Man Hear
  64. If I Come to Je­sus
  65. If the Sav­ior Jour­ney with Me
  66. Into the Depths of the Sea
  67. Is It Noth­ing to Thee?
  68. Is It There?
  69. Istanbul
  70. Jacob’s Dream
  71. Jesus Calls Thee
  72. Jesus Is Pass­ing This Way
  73. Jesus the Way
  74. Jesus, Thy Name I Love
  75. Keep Me Whol­ly Thine
  76. King of Zi­on
  77. La Ro­chelle
  78. Labor On
  79. Lay It Down
  80. Let Your Light Shine Out
  81. Lion of Ju­dah, The
  82. Little Talk with Je­sus, A
  83. Make Me a Bless­ing To­day
  84. Marching On to Zi­on
  85. Mardin
  86. Midlane
  87. More and More I Need Thee
  88. More Like Je­sus
  89. More Love to Thee, O Christ
  90. Mother’s Good­bye, The
  91. Mount Me­ra­pi
  92. My Pre­cious Bi­ble
  93. Near the Cross
  94. Never Will I Cease to Love Him
  95. No Tears in Hea­ven
  96. Northumberland
  97. O Come, Sin­ner, Come
  98. On the Wings of the Morn
  99. One Bless­èd Hour with Je­sus
  100. Only a Lit­tle Way
  101. Only a Step
  102. Only One Name
  103. Only Thee
  104. Only Thy Gar­ment’s Hem
  105. Open Por­tal, The
  106. Our Bet­ter Home Be­yond
  107. Our Fes­tive Song
  108. Our Home Bright and Fair
  109. Out of Bond­age
  110. Pardon at the Cross
  111. Pass Me Not, O Gen­tle Sav­ior
  112. Pilgrim’s Jour­ney, The
  113. Precious Name
  114. Preston
  115. Prodigal Child, The
  116. Pure With­in
  117. Red Oak
  118. Rescue
  119. Rest in Je­sus
  120. Rest over Jor­dan
  121. Revival
  122. Rimini
  123. Richmond Park
  124. Sacred Foun­tain
  125. Safe in the Arms of Je­sus
  126. Saved by the Blood
  127. Savior, More Than Life
  128. Scatter Kind Words All Around You
  129. Sentinel up­on the Heights
  130. Shelter of God’s Love, The
  131. Sheltering Rock, The
  132. Some Sweet Day, By and By
  133. Soul’s Bright Land Above, The
  134. Sound the Alarm!
  135. Speed for Thy Life
  136. Stand by the Right
  137. Stand on the Rock
  138. Sweet Voice, The
  139. Tell It to Je­sus
  140. Tell It with Joy
  141. Tell Me the Old, Old Sto­ry
  142. There Is Peace
  143. There’s a Pro­mise from the Lord
  144. There’s an Hour That Comes
  145. There’s Life at the Op­en Door
  146. They That Ov­er­come
  147. This I Know
  148. Though Your Sins Be as Scar­let
  149. Till the Sav­ior Comes
  150. ’Tis Not Far to Je­sus
  151. ’Tis the Bless­èd Hour of Pray­er
  152. To God Be the Glo­ry
  153. To Je­sus I Will Go
  154. To the Work
  155. Too Late
  156. Tread Soft­ly
  157. Tried and True
  158. Trust in the Pro­mise
  159. Trusting Je­sus
  160. Tryst
  161. ’Twill Not Be Long
  162. Two Com­mand­ments, The
  163. Valparaíso
  164. Viens, Âme Per­due!
  165. Vision
  166. We All Can Do Some­thing for Je­sus
  167. We Praise Thee
  168. Welcome Hour of Pray­er
  169. We’ll Bat­tle to the End
  170. We’ll Give Our Hearts to Je­sus
  171. What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?
  172. When the Bur­den Bear­er Came
  173. Who’ll Be Sow­ing?
  174. Why Do the Ho­ly An­gels Sing?
  175. Will Je­sus Find Us Watch­ing?
  176. Will You Come to the Cross?
  177. Yale