Adams, Mrs Sarah Flower
Adams, Mrs. Sarah Flower an English poetess, daughter of Benjamin Flower, a Liberal editor and author, was born at Harlow, Essex, February 22, 1805, and in 1834 married William B. Adams, an engineer and writer. She died August 13, 1849. Mrs. Adams published a dramatic poem, entitled Vivia Pepetua (1841), and a catechism with hymns, entitled The Flock at the Fountain (1845). She was a member of the Unitarian congregation of William Johnson Fox, to whose volume of Hymns and Anthems (1840) she contributed thirteen pieces, the most noted of which is "Nearer my God to thee." In later years she is said to have become a Baptist. Her sister, Eliza Flower, set some of Sarah's songs to music, and herself wrote a number of poems.