1869–1946
portrait

No­vem­ber 1, 1869, Bards­town, Ken­tuc­ky.

Feb­ru­a­ry 13, 1946, Dall­as, Tex­as.

Grove Hill Mem­or­i­al Park, Dall­as, Tex­as.

Coleman at­tended George­town College, and moved to Tex­as at a young age.

He lived first in Pla­no, Tex­as, where he un­suc­cess­ful­ly ran for po­li­ti­cal of­fice. Af­ter mov­ing to Dall­as, he be­came a lay as­sist­ant to George W. Tru­ett, pas­tor of the First Bap­tist Church there. From 1908–14, he was bu­si­ness man­ag­er of the Bap­tist Stand­ard news­pa­per, and for sev­er­al years was pre­si­dent of the Tex­as Bap­tist Young Peo­ples Un­ion. Cole­man is per­haps best re­mem­bered as pub­lisher of ov­er 30 hym­nals, inc­lud­ing:

  1. Are You Cheer­ful, Brave and Pray­er­ful?
  2. Jesus, Sav­ior, Friend of Sin­ners
  3. Other Fel­low, The
  4. ’Twas Je­sus’ Blood That Bought Me