"The Old Rugged Cross," one of the world's best-loved hymns, was composed here in 1912 by the Rev. 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 300 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."
|Series||This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series|
|Placed By||Michigan Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 12:48am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 686377 N 4679660|
|Decimal Degrees||42.24690000, -84.74085000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 14.814', W 84° 44.451'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 14' 48.84" N, 84° 44' 27.06" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1100-1108 E Michigan Ave, Albion MI 49224, US|
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