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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sunday's Hymn: 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.

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 Chalmers Smith, 1824-1908
Tune: Joanna, Welsh hymn melody


ellen b. said...

Singing along as I read these words! I hope you are staying warm in the cold Chicago area :0)

rosemary said...

I sang right along with both of you!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I sang along with Dorothy this morning! : D

I LOVE this hymn. Love it!! A perfect Closing Hymn!

AuntE said...

One of my (100's of) favourite hymns! There's a wonderful descant in "The Book of Praise" and I could hear it in my head as I read the words. Thank you, Dorothy.

Lisa writes... said...

Singing along! Great choice!