Milman, Henry Hart, D.D., the youngest son of Sir Francis Milman (who received his Baronetage as an eminent Court physician), was born Feb. 10th, 1791, and educated at Dr. Burney's at Greenwich, and subsequently at Eton. His career at B. N. C. Oxford, was brilliant. He took a first class in classics, and carried off the Newdigate, Latin Verse, Latin Essay, and English Essay. His Newdigate on the Apollo Belvedere, 1812, is styled by Dean Stanley "the most perfect of Oxford prize poems." His literary career for several years promised to be poetical. His tragedy Fazio was played at Covent Garden, Miss O'Neill acting Bianca. Samor was written in the year of his appointment to St. Mary's, Reading (1817); The Fall of Jerusalem (1820); Belshazzar… Go to person page >
Christ is risen, the Lord is come. H. H. Milman. [Easter.] This Easter hymn was given in the author's Selection of Psalms and Hymns, &c, 1837, No. 2, for Easter, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, in his Poems, 1839, vol. ii. p. 342; and again in the 11th edition of Heber's Hymns, 1842, p. 115, divided into 6 stanzas of 4 lines. Amongst modern hymnals it is found in Kennedy, 1863, No. 702, with slight alterations, and the addition of the refrain "Alleluia!" It is also in the Collection for Harrow School Chapel, and others.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)