1 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessèd, 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 changeth 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.
|First Line:||Immortal, invisible, God only wise|
|Title:||Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise|
|Author:||Walter Chalmers Smith (1867)|
|Topic:||Gathering Songs: Songs About God; Praise and Thanksgiving: Songs for Praising the Father; The Going Forth: Recessional Hymns|