1791–1868
portrait
© National Portrait Gallery

February 10, 1791, Lon­don, England.

September 24, 1868, Sun­ning­hill, As­cot, Eng­land.

St. Paul’s Cathedral, Lon­don, En­gland.

Milman was educated at Green­wich and Eton, Eng­land. He then attended Brase­nose College, Ox­ford, where he took a first class in classics, and won the New­di­gate, Latin Verse, Latin Essay, and English Essay prizes. He wrote the tragedy Fa­zio, which played at Co­vent Garden, Lon­don. He was appointed Poetry Professor at Ox­ford in 1821.

The Bramp­ton Letters in 1827 marked his transition to theological study, followed by his History of the Jews in 1829. He became canon at West­min­ster and Rector at St. Mar­gar­et’s, and, in 1849, Dean of St. Paul’s. Thirteen of his hymns were published in He­ber’s posthumous Hymns (1827), and in Mil­man’s own Selection of Psalms and Hymns (1837). His other works include:

  1. Angel Comes, He Comes to Reap, The
  2. Bound upon the Ac­curs­èd Tree
  3. Brother, Thou Art Gone Before Us
  4. Chariot, The
  5. Lord, Have Mercy When We Pray
    • Lord, Have Mercy When We Strive
  6. O Help Us, Lord, Each Hour of Need
  7. Ride On, Ride On in Majesty
  8. When Our Heads Are Bowed with Woe