[To the work! to the work]

[To the work! to the work]

Composer: W. Howard Doane
Published in 149 hymnals

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Composer: W. Howard Doane

An industrialist and philanthropist, William H. Doane (b. Preston, CT, 1832; d. South Orange, NJ, 1915), was also a staunch supporter of evangelistic campaigns and a prolific writer of hymn tunes. He was head of a large woodworking machinery plant in Cincinnati and a civic leader in that city. He showed his devotion to the church by supporting the work of the evangelistic team of Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey and by endowing Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Denison University in Granville, Ohio. An amateur composer, Doane wrote over twenty-two hundred hymn and gospel song tunes, and he edited over forty songbooks. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [To the work! to the work]
Composer: W. Howard Doane
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 34555 51233 33234
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • The Evangelistic Piano Hymnal: Over 270 stylistic arrangements with "runs" and "fill-ins"
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1976) pp. 177

Organ Solo

  • The Gospel Organist Volume Three: Gospel-Song Arrangements Suitable for Preludes, Offertories, Specials
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1965) pp. 51


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #615
Text: To the Work
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #995
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #6876
Text: To the Work
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 18 of 18)
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #392

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #615

Blessed Assurance #23


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #995

Church Gospel Songs and Hymns #213

Glaubenslieder #362

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Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #492

Himnos de la Iglesia #397

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Hymns of Faith #481

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #700

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Sacred Selections for the Church #113

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #638


Small Church Music #2913

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #394


The Cyber Hymnal #6876


The Cyber Hymnal #15013

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #428

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #473

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