March 2, 1880, Bendigo, Australia.

May 8, 1961, London, England.

Lodge Hill Cemetery & Crematorium, Birmingham, England.


After attending a revival meeting by Reuben Torrey and Charles M. 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. His works include:

  1. All Things Work Together for Our Good
  2. All Through the Journey of Life as You Go
  3. Alone My Savior Drank the Cup
  4. Are We Downhearted?
  5. Are You Burdened with a Load of Sin?
  6. Bearing His Cross for Me
  7. As We Read God’s Word
  8. Can the Lord Depend on You?
  9. Children’s Friend Is Jesus, The
  10. Close to the Cross My Savior and Lord
  11. Daily I Walk with Jesus
  12. Do You Love the Blessed Savior?
  13. Ever Raging Is the Conflict
  14. Everlasting Arms Are Underneath Thee, The
  15. Far from God, Away from Jesus
  16. Fasten Your Eyes upon Jesus
  17. Father, Grant Thy Blessing, Ere We Go to Rest
  18. Fighting for Right, for the Cause
  19. Give God the Glory, He Hath Done It All
  20. Give Your Heart to Jesus, He Is Calling You
  21. Goodbye! God Bless You One and All
  22. Have a Little Talk with Jesus
  23. Have You a Burden Which No One Can Share?
  24. He Will Keep You from Falling
  25. Hear the Call to Service as It Sounds
  26. Hide God’s Word in Your Heart
  27. Holy Ghost, Possess Me Now
  28. How I Love the Bible
  29. How Matchless the Love of Jesus
  30. How My Heart Goes Out to Jesus
  31. How Wondrous the Love of My Savior to Me
  32. How Wondrous the Story
  33. I Am Free from All Alarm
  34. I Am Included!
  35. I Am Satisfied with Jesus
  36. I Cannot Tell Why Christ Should Die for Me
  37. I Have a Friend, O, Such a Friend Is He
  38. I Have a Savior
  39. I Love God’s Word
  40. I See a Cross Through a Gateway of Prayer
  41. I Shall Be with My Dear Lord Some Day
  42. I Want to Be True
  43. I Was Sinking, Surely Sinking
  44. I Well Remember How Christ Died for Me
  45. I Would Draw Nearer to Jesus
  46. Into a Garden Went My Lord
  47. It Is Wonderful! Very Wonderful!
  48. Jesus Is the Only Savior
  49. Lift Up Your Eyes to Calvary
  50. Listen to the Savior’s Voice
  51. Lonely and Sad Though Your Heart May Be
  52. Long Had Jesus Sought My Heart to Win
  53. Long Years Have Passed Since First You Left
  54. Lord, I Believe
  55. Love Sent My Savior to Die in My Stead
  56. Loved Ones Have Gone to Their Eternal Rest
  57. Million Souls for Jesus, A
  58. Music in the Heart
  59. My Lord Has Promised My Savior to Be
  60. No Burdens Hard to Bear
  61. No Greater Sacrifice Could Have Been Made
  62. No Longer Lonely
  63. No Matter How Far from the Lord You Have Strayed
  64. O Heed the Gospel Invitation
  65. O What a Wonderful Savior Is He
  66. On Calvary Alone He Died
  67. Once I Was Far from My Lord Away
  68. Only Believe and Live
  69. Open Is the Door to the Kingdom of the Lord
  70. Open Your Heart, Let the Savior Come In
  71. Redeemed with the Precious Blood of Christ
  72. See, They Crucify My Lord
  73. Send a Great Revival, Lord
  74. Shadows
  75. Sin Sick Souls Are Dying Fast
  76. Since My Savior Set Me Free
  77. Some Day I Shall Hear God’s Call of Love
  78. Sometime!
  79. Tell Out the Message of Jesus
  80. There Are No Tears in Heaven
  81. There Is a Land of Light Eternal
  82. There Is Cleansing Power in the Blood of Jesus
  83. There Was a Heart
  84. There’s a Name I Always Love to Hear
  85. Think Not of the Morrow’s Care
  86. Though Clouds of Night May Gather
  87. Through a Land of Sin and Shame
  88. Thy Will, Not Mine, O Lord
  89. To All Who Believe, and Jesus Receive
  90. Traveling Home, Traveling Home
  91. Trusting Jesus, Wonderful Guide
  92. Wages of Sin Is Death, The
  93. We Should Begin This Day with Thee
  94. What Could Be Greater Than My Savior’s Love
  95. What Sweet Peace We Shall Have
  96. What Will You Do with the Savior?
  97. When God Forgives, He Forgets
  98. When He Shed His Blood
  99. When I Saw My Savior Dying
  100. When I Think How Jesus Suffered
  101. When I Think of Jesus Dying on the Cross for Me
  102. When I Was Wandering Far Off
  103. When Life’s Toils Are O’er
  104. When the Clouds of Doubt Appear
  105. When the Dark Clouds Round You Gather
  106. When the Shadows Flee Away
  107. When You Are Seeking Forgiveness
  108. Wherever You Want Me to Go, Dear Lord
  109. Why Should He Love Me So?
  110. Will You Enlist?
  111. Will You Follow Jesus All the Way?
  112. Will You Take Jesus To-day?
  113. With Jesus Enthroned in the Heart
  114. With My Blessed Lord I Meet
  115. With Thorn Crowned Head the Savior Died
  116. Wonderful Grace
  117. Wonderful Promise in God’s Word We Read
  118. Workers Are Now Needed
  119. Would You from Your Sin Be Free?
  120. Yet a Little While
  121. You May Have Wandered Far from God
  122. You Must Do Something with Jesus
  1. At the Foot of the Cross
  2. Calling
  3. Carry Your Bible
  4. Children’s Friend Is Jesus, The
  5. Cross, The
  6. Evening and Day Dawn
  7. Far from God, Away from Jesus
  8. He Wants a Poor Sinner Like Me
  9. He Will Hold Me Fast
  10. Hide God’s Word in Your Heart
  11. Huerta
  12. I Have a Savior
  13. I Need to Be Filled
  14. I Would Draw Nearer to Jesus
  15. I’m a Subject of the King
  16. In Jesus
  17. Is He Yours?
  18. Joy Awaiting, The
  19. Long Ago
  20. Meet Me in the Homeland
  21. Memories of Mother
  22. Moment It is Done, The
  23. My Sins Are Forgiven
  24. No Longer Lonely
  25. Old Time Way, The
  26. Somebody Came and Lifted Me
  27. Shadows
  28. Somebody’s Here with an Aching Heart
  29. Sometime!
  30. Soon Will Our Savior from Heaven Appear
  31. Such Love
  32. ’Tis Jesus
  33. Traveling Home
  34. Trusting Jesus, Wonderful Guide
  35. When I See My Savior
  36. Why Not Settle It Now?
  37. Why Should He Love Me So? (1924)
  38. Will You Take Jesus Today?
  39. Wonderful Love (1922)
  40. Yielded