Fearless, calm, and strong in love. T. Davis. [Ordination.] Lord Selborne says in his notes to the enlarged edition of his Book of Praise, 1860, concerning this hymn, "I am indebted for this to the author," and in the body of his book he dates it 1862. It is repeated in W. R. Stevenson's School Hymnal, 1880, but not in the author's Annus Sanctus, 1877. It is suitable for meetings of lay readers and Sunday-school teachers.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)