Charles, Elizabeth, née Rundle, is the author of numerous and very popular works intended to popularize the history of early Christian life in Great Britain; of Luther and his times; of Wesley and his work; the struggles of English civil wars; and kindred subjects as embodied in the Chronicles of the Schönherg-Cotta Family, the Diary of Kitty Trevelyan, &c, was born at Tavistock, Devonshire, Her father was John Bundle, M.P., and her husband, Andrew Paton Charles, Barrister-at-Law. Mrs. Charles has made some valuable contributions to hymnology, including original hymns and translations from the Latin and German. These were given in her:—
(1) The Voice of Christian Life in Song; or, Hymns and Hymn-writers of Many Lands and Ages, 1858; (2… Go to person page >
Toss’d with rough winds, and faint with fear. Elizabeth Charles, née Rundle. [Consolation in Afflication.] Appeared in her Three Wakings, &c, 1859, p. 190. It was given in an abbreviated form of 6 stanzas of 3 lines, and the refrain, "'Tis I, be not afraid," in the Hymnal Companion, 1870, and again in other collections. The slight change in the text of stanza iii. was made by Mrs. Charles.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: Tis I!First Line: Tossed with rough winds, and faint with fearTune Title: [Tossed with rough winds, and faint with fear]Date: 1883Subject: Trust and Confidence | ; Jesus | The Savior; The Christian Life | Conflict, Work and GrowthSource: From "Golden Sunbeams"