This is the first hymn that suggested itself this morning: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise. Probably because I started reading 1 Timothy this morning, in which St. Paul wrote, “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever” (1 Timothy 1:17). Performed by the Smucker Family.
This is the hymn that was in my mind at bedtime, still here this morning–Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise. I can hardly believed we sometimes sang this at assembly in high school: better times. Sung here by the choir and congregation at Halifax Minster.
I wish I knew who was singing this gorgeous hymn from 1867, so I can give them credit. Well done, whoever you are.
This is from a memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England, for victims of the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks on America.
We turn to God in times of trouble.
Today’s hymn–Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise–comes to us from Halifax Minster, England: 900 years old and still going strong. Choir, organ, and the Holy Spirit–amen!
P.S.–If you’re new to this blog, we post hymns by request. Tell me what you’d like to see and hear, I’ll find it on youtube, and we can all enjoy it.
This classic hymn was published in 1876, attaching the lyrics to a Welsh melody published in 1839.
I love the way this hymn sounds when sung by a spirited congregation–don’t you?
And, believe it or not, this is another one we used to sing in assembly in high school: and our country was the better for it.
I woke up today with this hymn in my mind, so this is the one I want to start the day: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise, here performed by Jaron and Katherine Kamin. I hope you don’t mind a rather contemporary–yet still simple and emotional–treatment of this classic hymn. I find it stirs me where I feel it.