Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

2015 Songbook Section: 
The Eternal God > God The Father > Holy, Loving, Creator and Ruler
2015 Songbook Number: 
0037
1984 Songbook Section: 
God the Father: Person and Praise
1984 Songbook Number: 
008
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Biblical References: 
1 Timothy 1:17
Verses: 
4

Verse 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.

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
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.

Verse 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.

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