|Short Name:||Nehemiah Adams|
|Full Name:||Adams, Nehemiah, 1806-1878|
Adams, Nehemiah. Born at Salem, Mass., Feb. 19, 1806, and graduated at Harvard, 1826, and Andover, 1829. He was Congregational pastor at Cambridge, 1829-1834, and of Essex St. Church, Boston, 1834-1870. He died 1878. In 1854 he published South-side View of Slavery, and in 1864 he edited Church Pastorals. His hymns are :—
1. Come, take His offers now. [Invitation.] An adaptation from C. Wesley, given in his Church Pastorals, 1864, and repeated in the Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874.
2. Saints in glory, we together. [Praise.] This is also in Church Pastorals 1864, and the Hymns & Songs of Praise, 1874, where it is said to be by "S. E. Mahmied." This name, which has led compilers astray for some time, is purely fictitious.
[Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)