Branch of Jesse's stem, arise

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Branch of Jesse's stem, arise is a hymn by Charles Wesley. It was published as a three-verse hymn, no. 650, in the 1830 supplement to John and Charles Wesley's A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the People called Methodists. The text originates as three separate hymns, each one verse only, numbered 983-985, which were published on pages 314-315 of vol. 1 of Charles Wesley's Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures, Bristol: 1762.

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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;
Pour on all the faithful race
The streaming Deity.

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

3  Lord, of thee we fain would learn
Thy heav'nly 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.

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