Seigneur, À Ton Regard

Author: George Matheson

Matheson, George, D.D., was born at Glasgow, March 27, 1842, and although deprived of his eyesight in youth he passed a brilliant course at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated M.A. in 1862. In 1868 he became the parish minister at Innellan; and subsequently of St. Bernard's, Edinburgh. He was the Baird Lecturer in 1881, and St. Giles Lecturer in 1882. He has published several important prose works. His poetical pieces were collected and published in 1890 as Sacred Songs, Edinburgh: W. Blackwood. In addition to his hymn "O Love that wilt not let me go" (q. v.), four others from his Sacred Songs are in Dr. A. C. Murphey's Book of Common Song, Belfast, 1890. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… 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: Seigneur, à ton regard de flamme
Title: Seigneur, À Ton Regard
English Title: O love that wilt not let me go
Author: George Matheson
Translator: Edmond Budry
Language: French
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: © Hymnes et Louanges, éd. 1933