Sarah Flower Adams

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Sarah Flower Adams Biography

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, the most widely known are 'Nearer, my God, to Thee', and 'He sendeth sun, He sendeth showers'.

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Thomas Revitt 31 January 2014

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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Alaina 30 September 2021

pretty name wow wow wow

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 July 2021

Her feminism and professionalism, the nature of her work, and her unconventional lifestyle were all grounded in Unitarianism, the most progressive and liberating ideology of the 19th century.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 July 2021

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.

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Mahtab Bangalee 26 May 2019

Sarah Adams beautiful pious poetess; her poems said the speech of God; her poems praised the God spiritually; her poems raised the voice on HYMN of divine sense; Love this poetess very much

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M Asim Nehal 03 February 2019

A wonderful poet, i wish to see more poem written by her.

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The Best Poem Of Sarah Flower Adams

Love

O Love! thou makest all things even
In earth or heaven;
Finding thy way through prison-bars
Up to the stars;
Or, true to the Almighty plan,
That out of dust created man,
Thou lookest in a grave,--to see
Thine immortality!

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