Sewell, Elizabeth Missing, writer of a number of novels (Cleve Hall, &c), is the author of "O Saviour! when Thy loving hand" (For use at Sea), in the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern. She was born in 1815.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Composed by Alexander R. Reinagle (b. Brighton, Sussex, England, 1799; d. Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England, 1877), ST. PETER was published as a setting for Psalm 118 in Reinagle's Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pianoforte (c. 1836). The tune first appeared with Newton's text in Hymns Ancient and Mode…