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. Although he called music his avocation, he produced over 2,000 hymn tunes in his lifetime.

However, 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. Our Better Home Beyond
  106. Our Festive Song
  107. Our Home Bright and Fair
  108. Out of Bondage
  109. Pardon at the Cross
  110. Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
  111. Pilgrim’s Journey, The
  112. Precious Name
  113. Preston
  114. Prodigal Child, The
  115. Pure Within
  116. Red Oak
  117. Rescue
  118. Rest in Jesus
  119. Rest over Jordan
  120. Revival
  121. Rimini
  122. Richmond Park
  123. Sacred Fountain
  124. Safe in the Arms of Jesus
  125. Saved by the Blood
  126. Savior, More Than Life
  127. Scatter Kind Words All Around You
  128. Sentinel upon the Heights
  129. Shelter of God’s Love, The
  130. Sheltering Rock, The
  131. Some Sweet Day, By and By
  132. Soul’s Bright Land Above, The
  133. Sound the Alarm!
  134. Speed for Thy Life
  135. Stand by the Right
  136. Stand on the Rock
  137. Sweet Voice, The
  138. Tell It to Je­sus
  139. Tell Me the Old, Old Story
  140. There Is Peace
  141. There’s a Promise from the Lord
  142. There’s Life at the Open Door
  143. They That Overcome
  144. This I Know
  145. Though Your Sins Be as Scarlet
  146. Till the Savior Comes
  147. ’Tis Not Far to Jesus
  148. ’Tis the Bless­èd Hour of Prayer
  149. To God Be the Glory
  150. To Je­sus I Will Go
  151. To the Work
  152. Too Late
  153. Tread Softly
  154. Tried and True
  155. Trust in the Promise
  156. Trusting Jesus
  157. Tryst
  158. ’Twill Not Be Long
  159. Two Commandments, The
  160. Valparaíso
  161. Viens, Âme Per­due!
  162. Vision
  163. We All Can Do Something for Je­sus
  164. We Praise Thee
  165. Welcome Hour of Prayer
  166. We’ll Battle to the End
  167. We’ll Give Our Hearts to Je­sus
  168. What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?
  169. When the Burden Bearer Came
  170. Who’ll Be Sowing?
  171. Why Do the Holy Angels Sing?
  172. Will Jesus Find Us Watching?
  173. Will You Come to the Cross?
  174. Yale