1791–1868
portrait
© National Portrait Gallery

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 10, 1791, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 24, 1868, Sun­ning­hill, As­cot, Eng­land.

Buried: 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