Saturday, January 22, 2011

January Reflections: Wisdom

This week, our January Reflections prompt from The Glorious Impossible was to write about someone currently involved in our lives who is wise. 

As I pondered over the people I respect and admire, who's advice I count on and look to, I found myself humming the tune to of an old favorite hymn. Unsure of the exact words, I pulled out our faithful Trinity Hymnal and re-read the beautiful hymn,

Immortal, Invisible, God only Wise by Walter C Smith

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. Thou reignest in glory; thou dwellest in light;
thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
all laud we would render: O help us to see
'tis only the splendor of light hideth thee.


Lord, all wisdom comes from you!

7 comments:

thisitalianfamily said...

I especially love that fourth verse. Thanks for sharing. :)

Susan Evans said...

I love that hymn! To consider that the holy angels have to block their eyes from the dazzling beauty and holiness of God is just incredible!

Kelly@Rahraw said...

I really like that hymn - haven't sung it for a little while though. Decided to check out your blog because Eph. 3:20 is my favorite verse. :) Oh, and that cheesecake from the last post..I had my first ever slice of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake last week, and wow is all I could say (i got the wild blueberry white chocolate)

Tettelestai said...

that is one of our favorite hymns as well!

Aubrey said...

I love that hymn.

Grace said...

Amen. :)

Dawn said...

So true. What a beautiful hymn.

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