March 5, 1863, Romford, Essex, England.

March 21, 1935, Edmonton, Middlesex, England.


Coller grew up in Woodford, and joined the Salvation Army (SA) at Regent Hall in 1885. He was a member of the SA Household Troops Band on its first campaign in 1887, and later played the trombone in the SA International Staff Band. Beginning in 1895, he worked in various SA trade depots, then in the Trade Department (later Salvationist Publishing and Supplies) in London. His last appointment was in charge of the music publications department, and he retired as an SA major in 1928. In 1880 he won a copy of Heber’s Poems as a prize for a temperance acrostic, and, from 1895, he contributed more than 200 songs to The Musical Salvationist.

  1. From the Heart of Jesus Flowing
  2. Hark! The Sounds of Singing
  3. Joyful News to All Mankind
  4. Make the World with Music Ring
  5. Our Father, Who in Heaven Art
  6. Salvation! Shout Salvation
  7. To God Be the Glory, a Savior Is Mine
  8. Unto Thee, O Savior-King