Adapted from a previous post over a year ago.
Walter C. Smith wrote this great hymn of the faith in 1867. This hymn is based on the letter written by the Apostle Paul to his “child in the faith”, Timothy. 1 Timothy 1:17 says,
“To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
These words inspired Smith to compose the text for what would be his hymn: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise. This text offers a strong praise to the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. It is evident from the wording that the Invisible God of Creation’s visible works in nature testifies to His glory. There is also a theme of light pictured in the wording of verses 1, 2, and 4. This seems to point to Ps. 104:2 referring to God clothing Himself in light like a garment. This light flows from the very glory of God Himself. In verse 3 the focus is on the unchanging God and how all life flows from him. While times and seasons change our God does not change!
And of course, Sovereign Grace has their own wonderful rendition:
And if you want to see the sheet music you can click this link: Your Great Name We Praise. It is 5 pages long, hence why I didn’t post it here!