28. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

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.

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.

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.

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
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 11.11.11.11.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:17
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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