Sibomana, Emanuel T
b Burundi c1910–15, d 1975. He probably grew up in central Burundi, and lived near Musema where there was a Baptist mission. In the 1930s he became a Christian, and was ordained as a Baptist pastor in that region. The hymn which has become a favourite, especially among evangelical British Baptists, was included in a locally-published collection in 1946; see notes. Some time later his faith is said to have been severely shaken, but he was fully restored some time before his death. The account of his own writing in the Kirundi language is bound up with that the Anglican missionary who became his translator, Rosemary Guillebaud, qv, and an anonymous Australian nursing colleague. No.749.