|Short Name:||John Milton|
|Full Name:||Milton, John, 1608-1674|
Milton, John, was born in London, Dec. 9, 1608, and died there Nov. 8, 1674. His poetical excellences and his literary fame are matters apart from hymnology, and are fully dealt with in numerous memoirs. His influence on English hymn-writing has been very slight, his 19 versions of various Psalms having lain for the most part unused by hymnal compilers. The dates of his paraphrases are:—
Ps. cxiv. and cxxxvi., 1623, when he was 15 years of ago. These were given in his Poems in English and Latin 1645.
Ps. lxxx.-lxxxviii., written in 1648, and published as Nine Psalmes done into Metre, 1645.
Ps. i., 1653; ii., “Done August 8, 1653;" iii., Aug. 9, 1653; iv. Aug. 10, 1653; v., Aug. 12, 1653; vi., Aug. 13, 1653; vii.Aug. 14, 1653; viii., Aug. 14, 1653.
These 19 versions were all included in the 2nd ed. of his Poems in English and Latin, 1673. From these, mainly in the form of centos, the following have come into common use:—
1. Cause us to see Thy goodness, Lord. Ps. lxxxv.
2. Defend the poor and desolate. Ps. lxxxii.
3. God in the great assembly stands. Ps. lxxxii.
4. How lovely are Thy dwellings fair. Ps. lxxxiv. From this, "They pass refreshed the thirsty vale," is taken.
5. Let us with a gladsome [joyful] mind. Ps. cxxxvi.
6. O let us with a joyful mind. Ps. cxxxvi.
7. The Lord will come and not be slow. Ps. lxxxv.
Of these centos Nos. 4 and 5 are in extensive use. The rest are mostly in Unitarian collections. There are also centos from his hymn on the Nativity, "This is the month, and this the happy morn" (q.v.).
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Texts by John Milton (32)||As||Authority Languages||Instances|
|¡Alabad al Dios y Rey!||John Milton, 1608-1674 (Author)||Spanish||3|
|And did those feet in ancient time||John Milton (Author (1st two lines attributed to))||English||1|
|Awake the trumpet's lofty sound||John Milton (Author)||1|
|Blest pair of Sirens, pledges of Heaven's joy||John Milton (Author)||English||2|
|Cause us to see thy goodness, Lord||John Milton (Author)||2|
|Defend the poor and desolate||Milton (Author)||9|
|God in the great assembly stands Of kings and lordly states||John Milton (Author)||1|
|God of our saving health and peace||John Milton, 1608-1674 (Author)||English||3|
|Hopi ye; Wakaŋtaŋka||John Milton (Author)||Dakota||1|
|How lovely are Thy dwellings fair!||John Milton, 1608-1674 (Author)||English||49|
|How lovely are thy dwellings, Lord, From noise and trouble free||John Milton (Author)||28|
|I am old and blind||John Milton (Author)||3|
|Laŭdu ĝoje Dion ni||John Milton (Author)||3|
|Let us with a gladsome mind||John Milton (Author)||English||431|
|Lord God of hosts, that reignest on high||John Milton (Author)||2|
|Lord, Lord, defend the desolate||John Milton (Author)||1|
|Louvem, com alegre som||John Milton (Author)||Portuguese||2|
|Many there be, that say||John Milton (Author)||2|
|No war nor battle's sound||John Milton (Author)||46|
|Praise, O praise our God and King||John Milton (Author)||English||3|
|¿Qué podemos ofrendar?||John Milton (Author)||Spanish||2|
|Ring out, ye crystal spheres||John Milton (Author)||3|
|Rise, God, judge thou the earth in might||John Milton (Author)||13|
|The Lord will come and not be slow||John Milton (Author)||English||81|
|They pass refreshed the thirsty vale||John Milton (Author)||4|
|This is the month, and this the happy morn||John Milton (Author)||4|
|This is true glory and renown, when God||John Milton (Author)||English||2|
|Thy favor, gracious Lord, display||John Milton (Author)||5|
|When I consider how my light is spent||John Milton (Author)||3|
|When the mists at last have risen||John Milton (Author)||2|
|Wie lieblich ist dein Wohnplatz doch||John Milton (Author)||5|
|Ye flaming Powers, and wingèd warriors bright||John Milton (Author)||English||2|