802. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

1 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessèd, 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 naught changes Thee.

4 Great Father of glory, pure Father 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 that hides Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Title: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Author: W. Chalmers Smith, 1824-1908
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Scripture: Psalm 104:1-5; Psalm 104:31-35; Daniel 7:13; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 Timothy 6:15-16
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. DENIO
Arranger: Richard W. Hillert, b. 1923
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Welsh
Copyright: Setting © 1969 Concordia Publishing House



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