Samuel Alman

Short Name: Samuel Alman
Full Name: Alman, Samuel, 1844-1911
Birth Year: 1844
Death Year: 1911

Samuel Alman was born February 6, 1844 in Wales. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1854 as an apprentice and served until 1868. He was at the Washington Navy Yard when Lincoln was shot and was one of the few men who knew of the final disposition of J. Wilkes Booth's body, but he was sworn to secrecy. At one time he was commander-in-chief of the National Association of Naval Veterans, holding the title of Admiral. He was also chaplain of the G.A.R. and the Farragut Association of Naval Veterans. After two years of service with the United States Government, he resigned and became an evangelist, taking charge of the mission that later became Emmanuel Baptist Church in Manhattan. He was ordained in the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in 1871 and continued serving as pastor of Emmanuel Baptist church until 1899. He wrote many hymns and compiled two hymnals. He died in June 12, 1911, in New York.

Dianne Shapiro, from obituary, "The Brooklyn Daily Eagle," 14 June 1911


Texts by Samuel Alman (16)sort descendingAsInstances
Calling, calling, tenderlyS. A. (Author)3
Come sound the praise of JesusSamuel Alman (Author)2
Dear Savior, thou art all to meSamuel Alman (Author)2
Hail, Bethlehem of JudahRev. Samuel Alman (Author)3
Hark, I hear the roll call soundingS. A. (Author)2
Have you heard the news proclaimedSamuel Alman (Author)10
I love to sing of that great Power That made the earth and seaSamuel Alman (Author)9
I love to sing the storySamuel Alman (Author)2
O Lord, I'm kneeling at thy feetS. A. (Author)3
Sing aloud the gospel songS. A. (Author)3
There is a friend, A friend you needRev. Samuel Alman (Alterer)2
'Tis peace, and joy, and hopesSamuel Alman (Author)2
Wanderers from God and from mercy we strayS. A. (Alterer)1
We'll sing our song of praiseS. A. (Author)3
When I think of what I amS. A. (Author)3
While on life's stormy sea we rideSamuel Alman (Author)3
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