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.
|First Line:||Immortal, invisible, God only wise|
|Author:||Walter Chalmers Smith (1867, alt.)|
|Topic:||Father and Creator; God; God--Majesty and greatness of(1 more...)|
|Name:||JOANNA (ST. DENIO)|
|Source:||Welsh Hymn melody (c. 1810)|