Around thy table, holy Lord, In fellowship we meet

Around thy table, holy Lord, In fellowship we meet

Author (vs. 2-3): Thomas Cotterill; Author (vs. 1): Mary B. Peters
Published in 4 hymnals

Author (vs. 2-3): Thomas Cotterill

Thomas Cotterill (b. Cannock, Staffordshire, England, 1779; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1823) studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, England, and became an Anglican clergyman. A central figure in the dispute about the propriety of singing hymns, Cotterill published a popular collection of hymns (including many of his own as well as alterations of other hymns), Selection of Psalms and Hymns in 1810. But when he tried to introduce a later edition of this book in Sheffield in 1819, his congregation protested. Many believed strongly that the Church of England should maintain its tradition of exclusive psalm singing. In a church court the Archbishop of York and Cotterill reached a compromise: the later edition of Selection was withdrawn… Go to person page >

Author (vs. 1): Mary B. Peters

See also Mary P. Bowly. Peters, Mary, née Bowly, daughter of Richard Bowly, of Cirencester, was born in 1813, and subsequently married to the Rev. John McWilliam Peters, sometime Rector of Quennington, Gloucestershire, and died at Clifton, July 29, 1856. Her prose work, The World’s History from the Creation to the Accession of Queen Victoria, was published in seven volumes. Several of her hymns were contributed to the Plymouth Brethren's Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, London, D. Walther, 1842. These with others, 58 in all, were published by Nisbet & Co., London, 1847, as Hymns intended to help the Communion of Saints. Dr. Walker introduced several from these collections into his Cheltenham Psalms & Hymns, 1855. Many of these hav… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Around thy table, holy Lord, In fellowship we meet
Author (vs. 2-3): Thomas Cotterill
Author (vs. 1): Mary B. Peters
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Cotterill's contribution to this cento comes from this sacrament hymn of his: Bless'd with the presence of their God.



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d7

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The Baptist Praise Book #795

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #516

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d43

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