1. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

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,
not wanting, not wasting, but ruling in might;
Your justice like mountains high soaring above,
your clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

3 Your life is life-giving - to both great and small;
in all life you're living, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves and as flowers,
then wither and perish - but naught dims your powers.

4 So perfect your glory, so brilliant your light,
your angels adore you, all veiling their sight;
All praise we would render and your angels do:
in awe at the splendor of light hiding you.

Text Information
First Line: Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Title: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Author: Walter C. Smith (1867, alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ;
Topic: Adoration and Praise: God; God: Power and Majesty of; God: Providence and Goodness of (6 more...)
Tune Information
Key: G Major
Source: John Roberts' , 1839, adapt from a Welsh ballad

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