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John T. Benson

John T. Benson
John T. Benson Sr.
Short Name: John T. Benson
Full Name: Benson, John T. Sr., 1861-1930
Birth Year: 1861
Death Year: 1930

Mr. John T. Benson, Sr. was born on February 19, 1861 in the Edgefield community in east Nashville and was brought up in the Tulip Street Methodist Church where his father was a charter member. John T. and his wife were involved in the founding of an independent holiness church that later became the Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Benson served as minister of music, first in the mission and then in the Church. The Bensons wrote some gospel songs, but their greatest contribution was in the publishing and distribution of song books and hymnals. He founded the John T Benson Publishing Company in Nashville. John Sr. died on June 24, 1930 in Nashville.

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Texts by John T. Benson (18)sort iconAsInstances
Could it be so sadly trueJohn T. Benson (Author)3
Have you seen Jesus latelyJohn T. Benson (Author)5
His love so changeless, deep and strongJohn T. Benson (Author)2
I was lost in sinJohn T. Benson (Author)2
I would be thine, O Lord, and only thineJohn T. Benson (Author)3
If I could sing a thousand melodiesJohn T. Benson (Author)2
I'll take Jesus with meJohn T. Benson (Author)2
I'm a pilgrim and a stranger, wandering thro'John T. Benson (Author)5
Jesus is my Savior, I shall not be movedJohn T. Benson (Author)12
Let the joy of the Lord fall on meJohn T. Benson (Author)2
O I will hide myselfJohn T. Benson (Author)2
O I'm hungry, O so hungryJohn T. Benson (Author)2
O Lord I pray for faith that will be strongJohn T. Benson (Author)1
Once my heart was filled with sin and sadnessJohn T. Benson (Author)2
There is a cross for every one to bearJohn T. Benson (Author)1
There's a peace, a sweet peaceJ. T. B. (Author)6
This one thing I knowJohn T. Benson (Author)2
Upon the mountain through valley deepJohn T. Benson (Author)5

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