Author of the Lyrics
The author of the uplifting
words of the "Immortal Invisible God Only Wise" lyrics, Walter Chalmers Smith (December 5, 1824-September 19, 1908),
was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and
achieved fame as a Pastor and Hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Immortal Invisible God Only Wise", Ieuan Gwyllt (December 22, 1822-May 6, 1877),
was born in Tanrhiwfelen, Aberystwyth, Wales and
became famous as a minister, poet, conductor, composer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Immortal Invisible God Only Wise
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Walter Chalmers Smith (December 5, 1824
to September 19, 1908)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Ieuan Gwyllt (December 22, 1822 to
May 6, 1877)
Hymn Category: Wedding Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Immortal, invisible, God only wise, In light inaccessible hid from our eyes"
First Publication Date:
Immortal Invisible God Only Wise Lyrics
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.
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 nought changeth thee.
Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render: O help us to see
'Tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.