7s & 6s. Isaiah xi. 1 - 3.

1 BRANCH of Jesse's stem, arise,
And in our nature grow,
Turn our earth to paradise
By flourishing below:
Bless us with the Spirit of grace,
Immeasurably shed on thee;
Give to all the faithful race
The promised Deity.

2 Let the Spirit of our Head
On all the members rest;
From thyself to us proceed,
And dwell in every breast;
Teach to judge and act aright,
Inspire with wisdom from above,
Holy faith, and heavenly might,
And reverential love.

3 Lord, of thee we fain would learn
Thy heavenly Father's will;
Give us quickness to discern,
And boldness to fulfil;
All his mind to us explain,
And all his name on us impress;
Then our souls in thee attain
The perfect righteousness.