Sarah Fuller Flower Adams


Artist Birtday : 22/02/1805 (Age 43)
Born In : Old Harlow, Essex, England
Occupation(s) : Poet, Hymnwriter
Genres : Gospel

Sarah Fuller Flower Adams  (1805 –  1848) was an English poet and hymnwriter, best known for writing the words of the hymn “Nearer, My God, to Thee”.

“Nearer, My God, to Thee” is a 19th-century Christian hymn by Sarah Flower Adams. when Adam’s pastor was looking for a hymn for the following week’s sermon on Genesis 28:11-19, which is referred to “Jacob’s ladder,” or “Jacob’s dream.” Adams offered to write the hymn and completed it within a week. The hymn was originally set to music by her sister, Eliza Flower.

“Nearer, My God, to Thee” was sung by the doomed crew and passengers of the SS Valencia as it sank off the Canadian coast in 1906 and The hymn is well known as the alleged last song the band on RMS Titanic played before the ship sank in 1912.