Eternal Spirit! who, on Bethlehem's plains. Taught Judah's king to sweep the hallowed lyre; Whose inspiration woke Isaiah's strains. Till truth's warm torrent gushed from lips of fire; With trembling I invoke Thee. O, inspire Thoughts not unworthy of those holy men; (And if not more than man may now desire,) Omniscient Spirit! let thy light again Irradiate my mind, and guide my trembling pen.
by John Newton Brown, 1840