48. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

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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 praise 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, 1824-1908
Publication Date: 2003
Scripture: Romans 1:26; Isaiah 6:2; Exodus 33:20; Romans 1:19; Psalm 104:2; Revelation 5:9-14; Genesis 2:7; Acts 17:25; Psalm 90:5-10; Revelation 4:6-11; Job 28:21; John 1:9; Psalm 57:10; James 1:16-18; Psalm 1:3; Daniel 7:9; Genesis 1:26-28
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer (melody): John Roberts, 1822-1877
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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