Sarah Flower Adams

(1805-1848 / Essex / England)

Hymn

Poem by Sarah Flower Adams

He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower,
Alike they're needful for the flower:
And joys and tears alike are sent
To give the soul fit nourishment.
As comes to me or cloud or sun,
Father! thy will, not mine, be done!
Can loving children e'er reprove
With murmurs whom they trust and love?
Creator! I would ever be
A trusting, loving child to thee:
As comes to me or cloud or sun,
Father! thy will, not mine, be done!
Oh, ne'er will I at life repine:
Enough that thou hast made it mine.
When falls the shadow cold of death
I yet will sing, with parting breath,
As comes to me or shade or sun,
Father! thy will, not mine, be done!


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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (5/2/2020 7:32:00 PM)

    Father! thy will, not mine, be done!
    Can loving children e'er reprove
    With murmurs whom they trust and love?
    Creator! I would ever be
    A trusting, loving child to thee: quoting Christ. Let your will be done, not my will. this is beautiful. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/26/2019 3:09:00 AM)

    greatly written-
    Enough that thou hast made it mine.
    When falls the shadow cold of death
    I yet will sing, with parting breath, ........./// wonderful and beautiful HYMN(Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (11/18/2015 2:42:00 PM)

    Thank you, John Richter, for those valuable pieces of information that deepen our appreciation of an artist's work(Report)Reply

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  • Esther Moe (6/24/2015 11:28:00 PM)

    Enjoyed it! Beautiful!(Report)Reply

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  • John Richter (6/24/2015 7:33:00 AM)

    This is incredibly interesting. At first I thought a very dear little poem. But Sarah's name was ringing in my head as though I knew of her somehow. And I thought this is a form poem, like a hexastich with the repeating last line of each stanza. Of course I glossed over the word 'Hymn' in the title. Jumping over to her biography it came rushing in. A commenter there correctly identified Sarah's hymn ' Nearer My God' as the last song played by the string trio on the Titanic as she slipped into the ocean. Freaking awesome! Sarah is an indelible part of history and I am surprised she has only 6 pieces here on PH.(Report)Reply

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  • Kate LechoeKate Lechoe (6/24/2015 2:31:00 AM)

    A well written poem(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (6/24/2015 2:08:00 AM)

    With parting breath. Nice work.(Report)Reply

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  • Thabani KhumaloThabani Khumalo (6/24/2015 1:51:00 AM)

    this is beautiful. would you please share this secret of writing? read my poem and rate it: codes of law(Report)Reply

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  • Akachukwu LekwauwaAkachukwu Lekwauwa (6/24/2015 12:38:00 AM)

    Powerful hymn. Love it(Report)Reply

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  • Samuel Steven (5/18/2015 3:54:00 PM)

    Amazing hymn(Report)Reply

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  • Vipins PuthooranVipins Puthooran (12/26/2011 3:21:00 AM)

    Father! thy will, not mine, be done! !
    The word of Christ! !
    A good poem! ! ! !(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002