Sunday, August 8, 2010

Immortal Invisible, God Only Wise

by Walters Chalmers Smith

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.

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 the 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;
Of all Thy rich graces this grace, Lord, impart
Take veil from our faces, the vile from our heart.

All laud we would render; O help us to see
’Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee,
And so let Thy glory, Almighty, impart,
Through Christ in His story, Thy Christ to the heart.

Another beautiful song about ouur blessed Creator!  I would have gotten to sing it this morning had I not been running a few minutes late.
I am not even going to share that I am singing it right now. 
You can hear it here.  Yes, you can sing along too!


Mama to 3 Blessings said...

Thank you for linking up to my Homeschool Blog Hop! Already a follower, I was following you thru Twitter, now I am following you thru Google! Enjoy your week! :)

robert said...

Nicely laid out blog. (Some of them are not, as you likely know!) Cute pictures of the kids, and an interesting description of yourself--from coffee to crafts.

It was your quotation of "Immortal Invisble" that caught my eye this morning. My blog, Wordwise Hymns, is a daily almanac of dates in hymn history, and the author of that hymn died on this date in 1908.

If you enjoy reading about our hymns and their authors, I encourage you to make Wordwise Hymns one of the blogs you visit. (Great homeschooling material there too.)

And if you’ll excuse a brief “commercial:” With the arrival of fall, we begin to think of the Christmas season up ahead. If you do not have a good book on the subject of our Christmas carols, I encourage you to take a look at mine, Discovering the Songs of Christmas. In it, I discuss the history and meaning of 63 carols and Christmas hymns. The book is available through Amazon, or directly from Jebaire Publishing. (Might make a great gift too!)


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