Albion's
    Historical Markers
    Birthplace of "The Old Rugged Cross"

"The Old Rugged Cross," one of the world's best loved hymns, was composed here in 1913 by the Reverend George Bennard (1873-1958). The son of an Ohio coal miner, Bennard was a lifelong servant of God, chiefly in the Methodist ministry. He wrote the words and music of over three hundred other hymns. None achieved the fame of "The Old Rugged Cross," the moving summation of his faith.

"I'll cherish the Old Rugged Cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the Old Rugged Cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown."

Read more about the "Old Rugged Cross"
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More information about the Old Rugged Cross and Rev. George Bennard
1101 East Michigan Avenue, Albion; Birthplace of Old Rugged Cross Informational Site, (Delta Tau Delta Fraternity); S215; May 1, 1959; 1959



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