1836-1898
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June 21, 1836, Eden, New York.

June 12, 1898, Richmond, Illinois.

Cedarvale Cemetery, Solon Mills, Illinois.

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Bennett’s poetry began appearing in the Wau­ke­gan, Illinois, Gazette in the early 1850’s, and he attended the Wau­ke­gan Academy and University of Michigan. He served as superintendent of schools in Richmond, Illinois, for two years, then in 1860 moved to Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and became associate editor of the Elkhorn Independent. In the American civil war, he served in the 40th Wisconsin Volunteers. Upon return to Elkhorn, he began running a drugstore, and studied medicine. Graduating from Rush Medical College in 1874, he worked as a doctor for over two decades.

  1. Above the Stars Is Rest
  2. Be Thou My Guide, I Cannot Clearly See
  3. Care for Us Little Ones
  4. Draw Near, O Comforter
  5. Hail, Gracious Morn
  6. He Loves Me, Too
  7. His Leading Hand
  8. I Am Coming to Jesus for Rest
  9. I Stand on Memory’s Golden Shore
  10. I Was Hungry and Lame
  11. In the Sweet By and By
  12. Old Glory
  13. Over in the Glory Land
  14. Sit Down by My Side as of Old
  15. Song of the Savior
  16. Sweet Is the Rest That Waits
  17. There Shall Dawn a Glorious Morning
  18. Trust Him, O, Trust in the Savior
  19. We Shall Meet By and By
  20. We Sing the Song of Jesus
  21. When Will the Sweet Tomorrow