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Sarah Flower Adams
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Birth: 1805
Death: 1848

Sarah Flower (her maiden name) was born in Harlow, Essex, and first tried to leave her mark as an actress playing Lady Macbeth in 1837. After this, however, she became a poet (Vivia Perpetua) and a Unitarian hymn writer. Her most famous hymn, 'Nearer My God To Thee', became legendary as the song played by the band on the sinking Titanic. She was a scion of a well-known Unitarian family, who counted the likes of John Stuart Mill and John Forster among their friends. Sarah, her father, husband and sister Eliza Flower all have entries in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Inscription:Nearer my God to Thee / SARAH FLOWER ADAMS / second and youngest daughter of /
wrote many noble sacred poems and / her life was the noblest and the best /
Worthy of her
parents and her sister / she joined them on the / 14th of August 1848 aged 43 /
They were
lovely and pleasant in their lives / and in their deaths they were not divided /
"Part in peace
Christ promise gave / of a life beyond the grave / where all mortal partings
cease / part in
peace" /
HBC183 Aug 21 1848 buried in this ground SARAH FLOWER ADAMS daughter of the late
BENJAMIN and ELIZA FLOWER, who died in London Aug 14. J.P. Malleson A.B.
(Note: Sarah Flowers Adams composed the hymn "Nearer my God to Thee")
This monument was restored in 1960 / Through the kind generosity of / JULIEN A
HUDGENS Esq / of Richmond Virginia U.S.A. /

Thanks to G Gillon for inscription information 
Family links: 
  Benjamin Flower (1755 - 1829)
  Eliza Flower (____ - 1810)
  William Bridges Adams*
  Eliza Flower (1803 - 1846)*
  Sarah Flower Adams (1805 - 1848)
*Calculated relationship
Harlow Baptist Burial Ground
Harlow District
Essex, England
Plot: family vault in Foster Street ground
Created by: Mark McManus
Record added: Nov 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12551857
Sarah <i>Flower</i> Adams
Added by: Iola
Sarah <i>Flower</i> Adams
Added by: Mark McManus
Sarah <i>Flower</i> Adams
Added by: Mark McManus
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Everything happens for a reason. No one would have remembered you if you became the actress you wanted to be. RIP.
- Becky Willis-Fletcher
 Added: Dec. 19, 2013

- Daryl Mallett & Barbara Biggs
 Added: Jan. 27, 2012
- (Linda Buck Orander
 Added: Jan. 3, 2008
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