Immortal, invisible, God only wise

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Gershon Moses

Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria

Praise the Lord


Blessing Neri

Livingston, New Jersey, United States

What an incredible, beautiful, wonderful, lovely, life changing song. To God be all the glory. Thank you very much for these amazing, awesome hymns. God bless you. Jesus Christ is Lord.


Jacqueline

Westmoreland, Tennessee, United States

This song means so much to me.


Patience

Datla, Nigeria

I love this song


Pastor Patrick Olaleye

Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria

Your song blessed my soul greatly. I will like to have the video and or mp3 so I can sing the song to praise my creator inwardly .

Thanks God bless your ministry.


Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Walter Chalmers Smith was born December 5, 1824, Aberdeen, Scotland and died September 19, 1908, Kinbuck, Dunblane, Perthshire Scotland. He was buried in Warriston Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Walter was the son of Walter Smith and Barbara Milne. He attended Marischal College at the University of Aberdeen and new College, Edinburg. He was ordained pastor of Chadwell Street Scottish Church, Pentonville, Islington, London, on Christmas Day, 1850.

Walter later served at the Free High Church, Edinburg; the Roxburgh Free Church , Edinburg; the Orwell Free Church, Milnathort, Kinrossshire ; and the Free Tron Church, Glasgow. The Free Church of Scotland elected him its moderator during its Jubilee Year in 1893.

Some of his publications include:

The Bishop’s Walk, 1860

Hymns of Christ and the Christian Life, 1876 North Country Folk, 1883

The music is a Welsh tune, “St. Denio” by John Roberts in 1839. (Born, March 30, 1807), Henllan, Wales. John was the son of Aaron and Jane Roberts. He is often confused with another Welsh musician of the same name John Roberts, (1822-1877).

Some of Roberts’ hymn-tunes were published in “Peroriaeth Hyfryd, ” by John Parry of Chester, 1837.

Other hymn-tunes appeared in Roberts’ “Caniadau y Cyssegr” ( Hymns of the Sanctuary) ( Denbigh, Wales, 1839), and still others in a posthumous Memoriam, published by his sons.

This hymn was sung in Westminster Abbey, London, England, at the 2002 funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

“To the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. ” I Timothy 1:17


Lami Sarah Solomon Monyei

Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

Highly inspirational and leads me into a real experience of worship declaring the Lord's majesty. God bless you.


V

London, United Kingdom

This hymn from my childhood was on my heart mind & lips on awakening in the early hours of this morning. Unfortunately I could only remember the first few words but always thought & sang 'invincible' instead of invisible! Although incorrect I feel it's so highly appropriate! May The Almightys" calming truths for these troubled times reign, & help us to face life with courage & faith in 2022. Amen


Linda Fusilier

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

This powerful Hymn lifts me up to the heights, enabling me to get a closer glimpse of His Glory!!!! His Magnificence!!! His Beauty! Our God is beautiful beyond description. This hymn is the closest I know to sing out high praises to His Great Name. I love singing this hymn and thank God for the composer.


Tony

Umuahia, Abia, Nigeria

Soul lifting. The author was highly inspired as he touched on God's attributes. Only someone thus elevated in the spirit can compose such a song.