Daniel B. Towner

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Daniel Brink Towner (March 5, 1850 – October 3 1919)[1] was a composer who held a Doctorate of music, and used his abilities to develop the music to several Christian hymns which are still popular today.[2]



Towner received his early musical training from his father, J.G. Towner. He later studied under John Howard, George Root and James Webb.

Musical Direction[edit]

Towner was the music director at Centenary Methodist Church, in Binghamton, New York (1870-1882); York Street Methodist Episcopal Church, in Cincinnati, Ohio (1882-1884); Union Methodist Episcopal Church, in Covington, Kentucky (1884-1885); and Moody Bible Institute, in Chicago, Illinois (1893-1919).

Awards and Works[edit]

The American Temperance University in Harriman, Tennessee, awarded Towner a Doctorate of Music in 1900.[2] His musical works include:

  • Anywhere with Jesus
  • At Calvary
  • Christ Jesus Hath the Power
  • Full Surrender
  • Go Tell it to Jesus
  • Gone from My Heart
  • Hand That Was Nailed to the Cross, The
  • He Will Answer Every Prayer
  • He’s a Friend of Mine
  • Hear the Word
  • I Am Standing on the Word of God
  • I Do Love Jesus with All My Heart
  • Jesus Only, Let Me See
  • Joyful Sound
  • Light in the Eastern Sky
  • Moody
  • My Anchor Holds
  • Nor Silver Nor Gold
  • O Changeless Word
  • O Thou God of My Salvation
  • O Word of God
  • Old Ship of Zion, The
  • Only a Sinner
  • Saved by the Blood
  • Saving Grace
  • Send Out a Light
  • Some Sweet Day
  • Sunset Gate, The
  • Tell Out the Wonderful Story
  • Though the Fig Tree Shall Not Blossom
  • Trust and Obey (1887) [3][4]
  • What Will It Be When We See Him?
  • Victory in My Soul


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