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Sarah Flower Adams

(1805-1848 / Essex / England)

Sarah Flower Adams
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Sarah Adams, née Flower, was born at Harlow, Essex on 22 February 1805, and died in London on 14 August, 1848.

She was the younger daughter of Benjamin Flower, editor and owner of The Cambridge Intelligencer; and was married, in 1834, to William Brydges Adams, a well-known inventor and civil engineer. In 1841 she published 'Vivia Perpetua', a dramatic poem dealing with the conflict of heathenism and Christianity; and in 1845, the 'Flock at the Fountain', a catechism and hymns for children.

As a member of the congregation of the Rev. William Johnson Fox, a Unitarian minister in London, she contributed 13 hymns to the Hymns and Anthems, published in 1841. Of these hymns, ... more »

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  • ''Though like the wanderer,
    The sun gone down,
    Darkness be over me,
    My rest a stone;
    Yet in my dreams I'd be
    Nearer, my God, to Thee,''
    Sarah Flower Adams (1805-48), British poet. Nearer, My God, to Thee (l. 8-13). . . Best Loved Religious Poems, The. James Gilchrist Lawson, comp. ...
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  • Thomas Revitt (1/31/2014 3:18:00 PM)

    Her hymn Nearer My God to thee was the last hymn played as the Titanic went down. It was also played at the ship wreck of the SS Valencia….Also for the Memorial of the US Ambassador and others killed in the terrorist attack at Benghazi Tripoli

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