Zara Area Sabin was a poet and journalist. She worked as a reporter for the Deseret News and wrote one book of verse, So Near My Heart. She also wrote the lyrics to “With Humble Heart,” which was included in the 1985 Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She was born on August 11, 1892, in Bellwood, Nebraska, and graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in English. She spent many hours tending her garden where she composed many poems.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and died on September 14, 1980, in Bountiful, Utah.