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7. 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,
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 nought changest thee.

4 Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
all laud 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, God Only Wise
Author: Walter Chalmers Smith (1867)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 11 11.11 11 anapaestic
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: God: Eternity and Power; In The Beginning: Creator of Heaven and Earth
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. DENIO (JOANNA)
Meter: 11 11.11 11 anapaestic
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Welsh melody, Canaiadau y Cyssegr (1839)
Notes: Alternative tune: ST. BASIL, 344



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