Born: March 2, 1880 (Findagrave; Hall says 1877), Bendigo, Australia.
Died: May 8, 1961, London, England.
Buried: Lodge Hill Cemetery & Crematorium, Birmingham, England.
After attending a revival meeting by Reuben Torrey and Charles Alexander, Harkness became Alexander’s pianist.
He came to Christ shortly thereafter (
on a bicycle, he said), and made several round the world tours with Torrey and Alexander.
Harkness was especially well known for his program
The Music of the Cross, and as the author of correspondence courses in hymn playing. He wrote over 2,000 hymns and Gospel songs in his lifetime.