143. Immortal, invisible, God only wise

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

2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, but ruling in might;
your justice like mountains high soaring above,
your clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

3 You give life to all, Lord, to both great and small,
in all life now living, the true life of all;
we blossom and flourish as leaves on a tree,
then wither: but ever unchanged you will be.

4 Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
your angels adore you, all veiling their sight;
of all your rich graces this grace, Lord, impart--
take the veil from our faces, the veil from our heart.

5 All praise we would render: reveal to our sight
what hides you is only the splendour of light;
and so let your glory, Almighty, impart,
through Christ in the story, your Christ to the heart.

Text Information
First Line: Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Author: Walter Chalmers Smith, 1824-1908 (alt.)
Meter: 11 11.11 11 anapestic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Confidence; Death; Faithfulness of God (8 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 11 11.11 11 anapestic
Key: G Major
Source: Welsh melody

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