28. 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;
Thy wisdom so boundless, thy mercy so free,
Eternal thy goodness, for naught changeth thee.

4 Great Spirit of Glory, pure Spirit of Light,
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud 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 C. Smith
Meter: 11.11.11.11.
Publication Date: 1996
Scripture:
Topic: Creation; God's Care; God's glory (8 more...)
Source: Hymns of Christ and the Christian Life, 1867, rev. by Garret House, 1884, alt.
Tune Information
Name: ST. DENIO
Meter: 11.11.11.11.
Key: f♯ minor
Source: Welsh melody in John Roberts' Canidau y Cyseger, 1839



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