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 >
Lord, we sit and cry to Thee. H. H. Milman. [Quinquagesima. Blind Man at Jericho.] First published in Bishop Heber’s (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1827, p. 49, in 2 stanzas of 6 lines, and again in his Psalms & Hymns, 1837. It is based on the Gospel for Quinquagesima. In Hall and Lasar's American Evangelical Hymnal, N. Y., 1880, it is altered to "Lord, we raise our cry to Thee."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)