Saturday, May 27, 2006

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

I love this hymn. The lyrics turn the singer's attention toward God's holiness and transcendence. The hymn writer was obviously hungry for the glory of God.

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. Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All praise we would render; O help us to see
’Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee!

Walter Smith(1824-1908)

5 comments:

BugBlaster said...

I love this song too!

Ian said...

I hope you didn't post this because the Oilers won! ;)

stauf46 said...

Nope, Ian. I would have posted the old camp song "Stand Up and Shout It" if I was thinking about the Oilers.

Dan S. said...

Speaking of old camp songs and bearing in mind the long layoff before the Finals start, how about a little, "Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning, burning, burning..."

stauf46 said...

Hey, Dan, we could have fun with that one! Just think of the potential verses!