Immortal Invisible God Only Wise : Recording
- Tune: St Denio a traditional Welsh, hymn melody from John Robert’s Canuadu y Cyssegr (1833).
- Meter: 11 11 11 11.
- Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M. S. Irwin. All rights reserved
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Immortal Invisible God Only Wise : Lyrics
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;
we blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
and wither and perish, but naught changeth thee.
4. Thou reignest in glory; thou dwellest in 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.
- Lyrics by Walter Chalmers Smith (1824 – 1908) based upon 1 Timothy 1: 17. Public Domain.
- Meter: 11 11 11 11.
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Notes on Immortal Invisible God Only Wise
The text used by Walter Chalmers Smith (1824 – 1908) is based on “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.” from this text on 1 Timothy 1: 17 and first published with six verses in his Hymns of Christ and the Christian Life (1867).
This hymn is so exceptional. God be praised always. Amen
One of most favourite songs that inspires me to pray. Having a great feeling of the presence of God.
Very many thanks for your kind comments. Also one of my favourite hymns. 🙂
One of my favourite songs