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Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Walter Chalmers Smith, 1824-1908

Verse 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 3
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.