Author: Walter Chambers Smith Meter: 18.104.22.168 Appears in 184 hymnals Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:17 Lyrics: 1 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, your great name we praise.
2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting nor wasting, you rule day and night;
your justice like mountains high soaring above,
your clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.
3 Life-giving Creator of both great and small,
of all life the maker, the true life of all;
we blossom, then wither like leaves on the tree,
but you are forever, who was and will be.
4 We worship before you, great Father of light,
while angels adore you, all veiling their sight;
our praises we render, O Father, to you,
whom only the splendor of light hides from view.
Topics: Brevity & Frailty of Life; Praise & Adoration; Creation and Providence; Brevity & Frailty of Life; Faithfulness of God; Light; Majesty of God; Opening of Worship; Praise & Adoration; Providence Used With Tune: ST. DENIO
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise