Immortal, Invisible

Lyrics by Walter Chalmers Smith, Music by John Roberts


Immortal, invisible, God only wise
In light, inaccessible, hid from out eyes
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of days
Almighty, victorious, Your 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 a tree,
And wither and perish – but naught changeth Thee

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!