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

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. -- 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