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 >
The angel comes: he comes to reap. H. H. Milman. [Second Advent] First published in Bishop Heber's posthumous Hymns, &c, 1827, p. 40, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in Dean Milman's Selection of Psalms & Hymns, 1837. It is given in several modern hymnbooks, including Dale's English Hymn Book, 1874, and others.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: The Angel Comes, He Comes To ReapFirst Line: The angel comes, he comes to reapTune Title: CHESHIREAuthor: Henry H. MilmanMeter: CMSource: Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year by Reginald Heber (London: J. Murray, 1827)