Immortal, Invisible (ST. DENIO)
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This song is mentioned in Greg’s podcast, “2021 Musical Year in Review.“
Piano accompaniment for congregational singing.
words by Walter C. Smith, 1867
music: Welsh melody (ST. DENIO 188.8.131.52)
arranged by Greg Scheer
copyright July 30, 2021
CCLI # 7185743
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.
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.
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.
4. Great God of all glory, great God of all 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.