Robert Lowth was born in 1710, in Winchester. He was educated at Winchester School, and at New College, Oxford; Professor of Poetry in the Univesity of Oxford in 1741; Prebend of Durham, 1755; Bishop of S. David's, 1766; translated to Oxford the same year, and to London, 1777; declined the Archbishopric of Canterbury, 1783. He died in 1787.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872. Go to person page >
As pants the wearied hart for cooling streams. G. Gregory. [Ps. xlii.] First published in 1787 in George Gregory's translation of Bishop Lowth's Praelectiones Sacrae. It is a translation of the Bishop's Latin Version of Ps. xlii. It was given in an altered form in Cotterill's Selection, 1819, p. 25, in 9 stanzas of 4 lines, and repeated in Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, p. 58, with, in the latter case, the signature in the Index—“Bp. Lowth." It has come common use in its altered form, both in Great Britain and America, but abbreviated. It is found in the American Protestant Episcopal Praise Book Collection as early as 1826. [William T. Brooke]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: As Pants the Wearied HartFirst Line: As pants the wearied hart for cooling springsTune Title: WALDOAuthor: Robert Lowth; George GregoryMeter: 10.10.10.10Source: Praelectiones Academicae de Sacra Poesi Hebraeorum 1753