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George Bennard was an American hymn composer and preacher.

Background

Bennard, George was born on February 4, 1873 in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. Son of George and Margaret (Russell) Bennard.

Education

Educational public schools.

Career

He is best known for composing the famous hymn, "The Old Rugged Cross". Some time later, they moved again to Lucas, Iowa. He spent much of his life in Michigan and Wisconsin.

As a well-regarded author of Christian hymns, his most famous work is "The Old Rugged Cross". Bennard retired to Reed City, Michigan, and the town maintains a museum dedicated to his life and ministry. He died in Reed City, Michigan, where the local Chamber of Commerce erected a cross near his home.

Bennard is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer and compiler: Heart and Life Songs, 1912. Sweet Songs of Salvation, 1915. Divine Praise, 1928

Politics

When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.

Views

Male and female have common humanity, having equal worth in the eyes of God. The erroneous notion that one gender is superior to another should be rejected.

Connections

Married Araminta Behler, of Greencastle, Pennsylvania, February 25, 1895. Children: Zoe (deceased), Fay George, John Paul.

father:
George Bennard

mother:
Margaret (Russell) Bennard

spouse:
Araminta Behler

child:
Fay George Bennard

child:
John Paul Bennard

child:
Zoe Bennard (deceased)