Sarah Flower Adams (1805-1848 / Essex / England)
''Though like the wanderer,Sarah Flower Adams (1805-48), British poet. Nearer, My God, to Thee (l. 8-13). . . Best Loved Religious Poems, The. James Gilchrist Lawson, comp. (1933) Fleming H. Revell Company.
The sun gone down,
Darkness be over me,
My rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I'd be
Nearer, my God, to Thee,''
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He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower,
Alike they're needful for the flower:
And joys and tears alike are sent
To give the soul fit nourishment.
As comes to me or cloud or sun,
Father! thy will, not mine, be done!
Can loving children e'er reprove
With murmurs whom they trust and love?
Creator! I would ever be