743. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

1 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, O Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Your great name we praise!

2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting nor wasting, You rule in Your might,
Your justice like mountains high soaring above,
Your clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

3 All life You engender in great and in small,
Of all life Befriender, the true Life of all.
We blossom and flourish in richness and range;
We wither and perish, but You never change.

4 Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Your angels adore You, all veiling their sight.
Our praises we render; oh, lead us to see
The light of Your splendor, Your love's majesty!

Text Information
First Line: Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Title: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Author: W. Chalmers Smith, 1824-1908 (alt.)
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Tune Information
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: G Major
Source: Welsh folk tune, alt.

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