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Sarah Fuller Flower Adams
Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (February 22, 1805 August 14, 1848) was an English poet. She was born at Harlow, Essex, younger daughter of Mr. Benjamin Flower, editor.Her longest work is Vivia Perpetua, A Dramatic Poem (1841), having as its subject the life of the early Christians. Mrs. Adams was the author of several hymns, among which are "Nearer, my God, to Thee" and "He sendeth sun, He sendeth shower." She was a Unitarian. In 1834 she married William Bridges Adams, polemicist and railway engineer. They lived at Loughton, Essex, where there is a blue plaque to the couple. She died from tuberculosis at the age of 43 and was buried at Harlow on August 21, 1848.

nearer, my god, to thee
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!
E'en though it be a cross
That raiseth... [read poem]
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