1868–1940

1868, Sweden.

December 15, 1940, Santa Rosa, California.

Odd Fellows Cemetery, Santa Rosa, California.

Bloom emigrated to Amer­i­ca as a child, was converted in a Salvation Army service. He began preaching soon after his baptism by Advent Chris­tian Elder J. Au­gust Smith. He assisted George Se­der­quist in a series of meetings in the Green Street Tabernacle, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, where he later served as pastor. In addition, he was a member of the Mission Band of the Moo­dy Church of Chi­ca­go.

After having been licensed for a time, he was ordained by the Advent Christian Conference of Northern Il­li­nois, meeting in Ge­no­a, on March 7, 1892.

Following a period as an itinerant minister in Wis­con­sin, he held pastorates in Fair­field, Cobb, Mif­flin, Mon­ti­cel­lo, and La Valle, where he stayed for many years.

He was then pastor in An­nan­dale, Min­ne­so­ta, for eight years; Bu­chan­an, Mi­chi­gan, for seven years; and finally at Blessed Hope Advent Chris­tian Church, Chi­ca­go. Thereafter he did evangelistic work in West Vir­gin­ia, Tex­as, and Port­land, Or­e­gon.

Shortly before his death, he was honored by the Chris­tian Burden Bearers’ Society as a prolific author and for his 48 years of ministry. His works include:

  1. As Our Father Knows His Own
  2. Beautiful Land of Glory
  3. Child of God, His Kingdom Seeking
  4. Have You All to Jesus Given?
  5. Hidden with Thee, How Blessed the Thought
  6. I Have Heard of a Bright and Blessed Country
  7. In the Shadow of His Wings
  8. I’ve Heard the Sweet Story of Jesus
  9. Jesus Died on Calvary’s Mountain
  10. Little While, and Then the Battle Ceases, A
  11. Many Changing Scenes I See
  12. O It Is Wonderful
  13. O List to My Words
  14. O Loyal Workers
  15. O Savior, Pilot
  16. Once a Lost Sinner
  17. Sinner, Come and Go with Me
  18. We’re Nearing Home
  19. What Shall I Do with Jesus?
  1. Baku
  2. Glendale
  3. Just Beyond
  4. Not Here, Where Sparkling Waters
  5. On the High Cliffs of Jordan