264. 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, like leaves on the tree,
then wither and perish; but naught changeth thee.

4 Thou reignest in glory, thou rulest in light,
thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
all laud we would render, O help us to see
'tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.

Text Information
First Line: Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Title: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Author: Walter Chalmers Smith (1867, alt. 1987)
Publication Date: 1993
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Topic: God: Nature of God; Angels; Creation (45 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST DENIO
Arranger: John Roberts (Henllan) (1839)
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: G Major
Source: Welsh folk song; Canidau y Cyssegr, 1839 (arr.)



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