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Louis Fitzgerald Benson

Clergyman

Louis Fitzgerald Benson, American clergyman.

Background

Benson, Louis Fitzgerald was born on July 22, 1855 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Gustavus Smith and Margaretta FitzGerald (Dale) Benson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1874, A.M., 1877. Admitted to bar, 1877. Practiced law, 1877-1884.

Graduated Princeton Theological Seminary, 1887. Doctor of Divinity, University of Pennsylvania, 1896.

Career

Philler, Junior, deceased), Margaretta FitzGerald (Mistress Geo. T. Purves, Junior), Barbara English (Mistress Robert F. Jefferys). Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1888.

Pastor Church of Redeemer, Germantown, Philadelphia, 1888-1894. Resigned to edit hymnals of the church Editor Journal I’resbyn. History Society, 1903-1911.

Special lecturer in liturgics, Auburn Theological Seminary, 1902. Lecturer on Stone Foundation, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1907, 1910-1926. Councilor and honorary librarian Presbyterian History Society, since 1904.

Author: Hymns and Verses, 1897. The Best Church Hymns, 1898. Best Hymns—A Hand-book, 1899.

Studies of Familiar Hymns, 1903, 23. The English Hymn—Its Development and Use in Worship, 1915. Hymns Original and Translated, 1925.

The Hymnody of the Christian Church, 1927. Editor: The Hymnal, published by authority of General Assembly of Presbyterian Church, 1895. The Hymnal for Congregational Churches, 1896.

The Chapel Hymnal, 1898. The School Hymnal, 1899. The Book of Common Worship of Presbyterian Church (with Henry Van Dyke), 1906.

The Hymnal Revised, 1911. A Book of Family Worship, 1916. A Book of Worship for Soldiers and Sailors, 1917.

Christian Song, 1926. The Smaller Hymnal, 1928. Contributor to reviews and to Julian’s Dictionary of Hymnology, 2d edition.

Also many hymns. Has a hymnol. collection of 9,000 vols. Home: Philadelphia, Pa.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Journal I’resbyn. History Society, 1903-1911. Special lecturer in liturgics, Auburn Theological Seminary, 1902.Lecturer on Stone Foundation, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1907, 1910-1926. Councilor and honorary librarian Presbyterian History Society, since 1904. Author: Hymns and Verses, 1897.The Best Church Hymns, 1898. Best Hymns—A Hand-book, 1899. Studies of Familiar Hymns, 1903, 23.The English Hymn—Its Development and Use in Worship, 1915. Hymns Original and Translated, 1925. The Hymnody of the Christian Church, 1927.Editor: The Hymnal, published by authority of General Assembly of Presbyterian Church, 1895. The Hymnal for Congregational Churches, 1896. The Chapel Hymnal, 1898.The School Hymnal, 1899. The Book of Common Worship of Presbyterian Church (with Henry Van Dyke), 1906. The Hymnal Revised, 1911.A Book of Family Worship, 1916. A Book of Worship for Soldiers and Sailors, 1917. Christian Song, 1926.The Smaller Hymnal, 1928. Contributor to reviews and to Julian’s Dictionary of Hymnology, 2d edition. Also many hymns. Has a hymnol. collection of 9,000 vols.

Connections

Married Caroline Perot Warren, June 1, 1887. Children: Caroline Warren (Mistress Geo.

father:
Gustavus Smith Benson

mother:
Margaretta FitzGerald (Dale) Benson

spouse:
Caroline Perot Warren

child:
Caroline Warren (Mistress Geo Benson