7s & 6s. Ezekiel xxxiv. 29, 30. 1 CHRIST, whose glory fills the skies, That famous Plant thou art: Tree of Life eternal, rise In every longing heart! Bid us find the food in thee For which our deathless spirits pine, Fed with immortality, And filled with love divine.
2 Long we have our burden borne, Our own unfaithfulness, Object of the heathen's scorn, Who mocked our scanty grace; Jesus, our reproach remove; Let sin no more thy people shame! Show us rooted in thy love, In life and death the same.
3 In thy spotless people show Thy power and constancy; Give us thus to feel and know Our fellowship with thee: Give us all thy mind to express, And blameless in our Lord to abide, Transcripts of thy holiness, Thy fair, unspotted bride.