Pardonne, Ô Dieu

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier

Whittier, John Greenleaf, the American Quaker poet, was born at Haverhill, Massachusetts, Dec. 17, 1807. He began life as a farm-boy and shoemaker, and subsequently became a successful journalist, editor and poet. In 1828 he became editor of the American Manufacturer (Boston), in 1830 of the New England Review, and an 1836 (on becoming Secretary to the American Anti-Slavery Society) of the Pennsylvania Freeman. He was also for some time, beginning with 1847, the corresponding editor of the National Era. In 1840 he removed to Amesbury, Massachusetts, where most of his later works have been written. At the present time [1890] he lives alternately at Amesbury and Boston. His first poetical piece was printed in the Newburyport Free Press in 182… Go to person page >

Translator: Edmond Budry

Edmond Louis Budry (August 30, 1854 – November 12, 1932) was a Swiss hymn writer famous for writing the lyrics to the hymn "Thine Be the Glory" ("À toi la gloire") to music from Judas Maccabaeus by George Frideric Handel. Born in Vevey, he studied theology in Lausanne and was a pastor at Cully and Sainte-Croix between 1881 and 1889. He then became pastor of the Free Church in Vevey for a further 35 years, retiring in 1923. Besides writing original hymns, he translated German, English, and Latin lyrics into French. Some of his work appeared in Chants Evangéliques (Lausanne, Switzerland: 1885). Some of his work is translated into German by Johanna Meyer (1851-1921). He died in Vevey and is buried in Cully. https://en.wikipedia.org/w… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Pardonne, ô Dieu les vain tourments
Title: Pardonne, Ô Dieu
English Title: Dear Lord, and Father of Mankind
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
Translator: Edmond Budry
Language: French
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: © Cantate Domino, éd. 1963



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