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. mf 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 men 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 nought changeth Thee.

4. f Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light,
Thine angels adore Thee,
all veiling their sight,
ff All laud we would render, O help us to see,
Tis only the splendour
of light hideth Thee. Amen

[Walter Chalmers Smith]


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