Immortal, invisible, God only wise

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.
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.
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 nought changeth Thee.
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 hideth Thee.
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.
Victor Atuka

Ilorim, Kwara, Nigeria

You enjoy this hymn the most when you take just a word and chew. Is it His Almightiness? Is it His immortality? Is it His silence? Is it His living His true live in us? name it. All the wordings are loaded.

Achilẹ Ebikwo

Abuja, Central, Nigeria

Growing up I listened to this hymn as part of a devotional on radio. I always looked forward to hearing it daily. I didn't know the lyrics till I stumbled on it here. It's a glorious hymn of adoration to God.

Martin Ahachi

Abuja, Nigeria

Never a greater worship song to proclaim God's immeasurable Glory


Enugu, Nigeria

I have known this hymn for long.... but always misplacing lyrics.

Today I said I was going to worship God in songs and hymns..... I came searching for lyrics.

Indeed, God is immortal, He is the only wise God.... we can't describe him enough. God is good. He is the lifter of my soul.

Avonlea Brighton

Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece

Τι γλυκός και ένδοξος είναι ο Θεός μας! Αυτός ο ύμνος είναι ένας θαυμάσιος αγγλικός ύμνος πού μου αρέσει. Ευχαριστώ, Θεέ, για το Πνεύμα Σου, και ευχαριστώ γι’ αυτόν τον ύμνο που έγραψε από τον Πνεύμα Σου στον συγγραφέα.

How sweet and glorious is our God! This hymn is an wonderful English that I love. Thank You, God, for Your spirit, and thank You for this hymn which was written by Your Spirit in the author.

Enyioma Nwoku

Lagos, Nigeria

The only true wise God. In you we live, in you we move and have our being. We are nothing without you. I have been singing this song from college days but my eyes are opening more to the lyrics and who God is. Father give us the grace to know you the more.


Lagos, Nigeria

Truly Lord you are d Almighty d invisible. Help me to know You more.

Chuk Anigbogu


Lord, give us the grace to live like you. The grace to work hard like you (unresting), the grace to wait on you for our rising, the grace to keep silent, to be still in your presence, Lord.

Jane Westmoreland

Monroe, North Carolina, United States

I came across a small portion of the lyrics quoted in a book I'm reading and studying on knowing God. I just had to find the whole hymn. I have never seen or heard this hymn until today. What a beautiful and true description of our God! Thank You, God, for how You reveal more and more to us when we seek You with all our hearts. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 KJV

Jeanie Kellett

Woodruff, South Cary, United States

We are here as one praising Almighty God. I too have awakened in the morning singing this song and sometimes at night. We hold fast to his hand. He strokes our heads and he helps us live our true lives.