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. O Help Us, Lord, Each Hour of Need
  6. Ride On, Ride On in Majesty
  7. When Our Heads Are Bowed with Woe