De­cem­ber 23, 1865, Lon­don (pos­si­bly Beth­nal Green), Eng­land.

Oc­to­ber 24, 1935, Brook­lyn, New York.


Lerman em­i­grat­ed to Am­er­i­ca as a child (he does not ap­pear in the 1871 Bri­tish cen­sus).

He was a mem­ber of the Ol­iv­et Me­mo­ri­al Church in New York Ci­ty. He played the or­gan there (1880–1908), and lat­er at the Sixth Av­e­nue Bap­tist Church, Bo­rough Park Chris­tian Church, and Fourth Av­e­nue Meth­o­dist Church, all in Brook­lyn.

He wrote a con­sid­er­a­ble amount of church and Sun­day School mu­sic, and was mu­sic­al ed­it­or for the Tull­ar-Mer­e­dith Com­pa­ny of New York Ci­ty, and the The­o­dore Press­er Com­pa­ny of Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

  1. Corwin
  2. God with Us
  3. Hallelujah! Christ Is Ris­en
  4. Hark! The Spring­tide Breez­es
  5. Hark, the Tramp of Com­ing Le­gions
  6. Joy Dis­pels Our Sor­row
  7. Lerman
  8. Listen to the Song
  9. Resurrection Morn So Fair
  10. ’Tis Christ­mas Day