Sarah Fuller Flower Adams
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Sarah Flower Adams (22 February 1805 – 14 August 1848) was an English poet.
Early life and family
Her longest work is Vivia Perpetua, A Dramatic Poem (1841), having as its subject the life of the early Christians.
Adams was a Unitarian and wrote several hymns in her lifetime, among which are "Nearer, my God, to Thee" and "He sendeth sun, He sendeth shower". "Nearer, my God, to Thee" is of particular historical significance as it is reputed to have been the final piece played by eight musicians on The RMS Titanic as it sank on 14 April 1912.
- John Julian D.D., A Dictionary of Hymnology, Second Edition, John Murray, 1907.
- Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell (1853). Woman's Record; Or, Sketches of All Distinguished Women, from "the Beginning .... Harper & brothers. p. 874.
- H. W. Stephenson, The Author of Nearer, My God, to Thee, 1922
- H. W. Stephenson, Unitarian Hymn-Writers, 1931
- "Titanic's Band". Titanic-Titanic.com. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
- 101 Hymn Stories by Kenneth W. Osbeck
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "Adams, Sarah Fuller Flower". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
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- Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1885). "Adams, Sarah Flower". Dictionary of National Biography 1. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Index entry for Sarah Flower Adams at Poets' Corner
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