Immortal, Invisible.

If you’ve ever sung within a church congregation, it’s a wonderful experience (assuming that you are fortunate enough to believe the words coming out of your mouth).  Over time you develop favorite songs, favorite hymns.  That’s my experience at least.  But the thing about knowing the songs that I’m singing is that my brain isn’t always engaged; it should be, but it isn’t.

The way that I can go on autopilot and drive home, apply deodorant or flush the toilet with no recollection, similarly, I can go on autopilot while singing.  So I’m glad I was paying attention on Sunday night because I absolutely loved the ending to the hymn, Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise.

“All praise we would render, O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee”

Light?  Incredible!  Imagine that!  Just imagine.

Darkness cannot hide the Lord, for Scripture says that He is light.  So I love the way that the author of this hymn paints the picture of light hiding Light.  Simply beautiful.

Let’s all hide in His light, exposing our weaknesses that we might realize He is our only true strength.  It is a mighty and strong position to be vulnerable in Him, to live in the Light.


  1. July 31, 2013

    Great insight. Thanks, Suzy!

  2. July 31, 2013
    Joan Dedman

    Love this hymn, along with many more.

  3. July 31, 2013
    Aunt Ethelyn

    Cannot believe we both were touched by the same song! I read “Our Daily Bread” and Sunday’s meditation ended with the first four lines of this hymn. We do not have a choir anymore and I cannot even remember the last time I heard it sung, but I found I could not READ the words. I had to sing them to myself, “Imortal, 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.”

  4. July 31, 2013

    Love the way certain hymns/songs help us to worship God.

  5. August 5, 2013
    Aunt Manny

    My favorite hymn is “It is well with my soul”. Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul……… And Lord haste the day when my faith shall be sight!

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