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 >
Around Thy table, Holy Lord. Mary Peters, née Bowly. [Holy Communion.] First published in Psalms & Hymns, London, Walther, 1842, pt. i. No. 253, in 7 stanza of 4 1. In 1847, it was included, with alterations by Mrs. Peters, in her Hymns intended to help the Communion of Saints, No. 39. The form in common use, as in Dr. Walker's Cheltenham Collection and others, is that of 1842. In the American Baptist Praise Book, N. Y., 1871, No. 795, the Service of Song for Baptist Churches, Boston, 1871, No. 837, and others, there is a cento composed of the opening stanza of this hymn, together with stanzas v. and vi., from T. Cotterill's "Bless'd with the presence of their God," slightly altered. [William T. Brooke] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)