25. Immortal, Invisible

1 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious - Thy great name we praise.

2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

3 To all, life Thou givest - to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest - the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish - but naught changest Thee.

4 Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All praise we would render - O help us to see
'Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee!


Text Information
First Line: Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Title: Immortal, Invisible
Author: Walter Chalmers Smith
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: God: Attributes; God: Father; God: Majesty and Power
Tune Information
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Traditional Welsh Hymn melody from John Roberts' Canaidau y Cyssegr, 1839

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