Born: Sep­tem­ber 4, 1886, Maid­stone, Kent, Eng­land.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 4, 1967, Bos­combe, Hamp­shire, Eng­land.


Albert was the son of Sal­va­tion Ar­my (SA) of­fic­ers.

He worked at the SA In­ter­na­tion­al Head­quar­ters (1899–1905), then at SA posts in Chelms­ford, Lowe­stoft South, and Ip­swich Ci­ta­del.

He went on to serve as Bri­gade Of­fi­cer at the SA train­ing col­lege; Di­vi­sion­al Young Peo­ple’s Sec­re­ta­ry, East Lon­don Di­vi­sion, dur­ing World War I; Di­vi­sion­al Com­mand­er, Nor­wich (1919–22), and in South Lon­don (1922–25); Chief Side Of­fic­er for Men at the In­ter­na­tional Train­ing Col­lege; Chief Sec­re­ta­ry in New Zea­land (1933–36); Ter­ri­tor­i­al Com­mand­er for Scot­land and Ire­land (1936–40); Bri­tish Com­miss­ion­er (1940–46); and Gen­er­al (1946–54).

His works in­clude:

  1. Army Flag! Thy Three­fold Glo­ry
  2. Believe Him! Be­lieve Him!
  3. Earnestly Seek­ing to Save and to Heal
  4. Have We Not Known It
  5. I Have No Claim on Grace
  6. I Know Thee Who Thou Art
  7. In the Sec­ret of Thy Pre­sence
  8. In the Sha­dow of the Cross (1926)
  9. In Their Ap­point­ed Days (1947)
  10. Let the Beau­ty of Je­sus
  11. Life Is a Jour­ney
  12. Many Thoughts Stir My Heart
  13. My Life Must Be Christ’s Brok­en Bread
  14. Not un­to Us, O Lord (1965)
  15. O God, if Still the Ho­ly Place
  16. O Lord, How Oft­en Should We Be
  17. O Lord, Re­gard Thy Peo­ple
  18. O Love up­on a Cross Im­paled
  19. On Ev­ery Hill Our Sav­ior Dies
  20. Once, on a Day, Was Christ Led Forth to Die
  21. Others He Saved, Him­self He Can­not Save
  22. Savior, if My Feet Have Fal­tered
  23. Say but the Word
  24. Silent and Still I Stand
  25. Since the Lord Re­deemed Us from the Pow­er of Sin
  26. Son of God! Thy Cross Be­hold­ing
  27. Spirit of Eter­nal Love
  28. The Sav­ior of Men Came to Seek and to Save
  29. Though Thy Wave and Bil­lows
  30. Unto Thee Will I Cry
  31. We Wor­ship Thee, O Cru­ci­fied
  32. What a Work the Lord Has Done
  33. When Shall I Come un­to the Heal­ing Wa­ters
  34. When Won­drous Words My Lord Would Say
  35. Where Low­ly Spir­its Meet
  36. Who the Child of God Shall Se­ver
  37. Yet Once Again

know Ors­born’s bur­i­al place