The Old Rugged Cross

The Old Rugged Cross” was written in 1912 by George Bennard.

Bennard converted in a Salvation Army meeting and from then on became active in the Methodist Church.  

Interestingly, The Old Rugged Cross” “speaks of the writer’s Christian experience rather than his adoration of God”.

Bennard endured a difficult period in his life which caused him to think seriously about the cross.  Bennard pondered what the apostle Paul meant when he spoke of “entering into the fellowship of Christ’s suffering.  Bennard concluded that “the cross was more than just a religious symbol but rather the very heart of the gospel”.

Lauren Morrow, MT-BC

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