457. Immortal, Invisible

1 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessed, most glorious, O Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, your great name we praise.

2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, you rule day and night;
your justice like mountains high soaring above,
your clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

3 Life-giving Creator of both great and small;
of all life the maker, the true life of all;
we blossom, then wither like leaves on the tree,
but you live forever who was and will be.

4 Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
your angels adore you, all veiling their sight;
all praise we would render, O lead us to see
the light of your splendor, your love's majesty.

Text Information
First Line: Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Title: Immortal, Invisible
Author: Walter Chalmers Smith (1867, alt.)
Meter: 11.11.11.11.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Father and Creator; God; God--Majesty and greatness of (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: JOANNA (ST. DENIO)
Meter: 11.11.11.11.
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Welsh Hymn melody (c. 1810)



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