Budry, Edmond Louis
b Vevey, Switzerland 1854; d Vevey 1932. Educated at Lausanne, he became a licentiate in theology and philosophy in the Swiss Evangelical Free Ch (Église Évangélique libre du Canton de Vaud), a breakaway from the National Reformed Ch., now reunited. He was ministered at Cully and St Croix from 1886 to 1889, and was Pastor of the Free Congregational Ch in his home town of Vevey, 1889–1924. He continued to write in his retirement, producing several hymns and much other verse; his Chants évangélique was published in 1885. Many of his translations were made by request, and some 60 texts have been included in French hymn-books. No.460.