Birth: August 30, 1854, Vevey, Switzerland
Death: November 12, 1932, Vevey, Switzerland
Edmond L. Budry, author of "Thine Be the Glory," was born in 1854. He was educated at Lausanne, after which he became a minister in the Eglise Evangelique Libre du Canton de Vaud, which broke away from the Swiss National Reformed Church. He pastored in Cully and Sainte Croix, then went to the Free Church at Vevey, near Montreux on Lake Geneva, where he served for thirty-five years.
Along with writing original hymns, Budry also translated hymns from German, English and Latin into French. Some of his works were published in Chants Evangeliques, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1885.
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