1. Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, O Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Your great Name we praise.
2. Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Not wanting, not wasting, You rule in Your might;
Your justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Your clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.
3. All life You engender, in great and in small;
Of all life Befriender, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish in richness and range,
We wither and perish - but You never change.
4. Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Your angels adore You, all veiling their sight;
Our praises we render, oh lead us to see
The light of Your splender, Your love's majesty.
Tune: Welsh folk tune, alt.
Text: W. Chalmers Smith, 1824-1908, alt.