Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

Special Memories .... Thank You "Songs Of Praise"

I usually watch Songs of Praise while having Sunday lunch - and di today. The first hymn was one I hadn't heard in ages, but as it started it brought back a very special memory.

Back when I was about 8 - 9, I went with Dad (as I always did) to the Chapel he was preaching at. Mum was at home with my younger brothers. Well all I remember was that it was a winter evening, but I don't know which town we went to. Just know it was a bit of a drive and we actually got there a bit early. So we were in the car talking before going in and I asked Dad what hymns he had picked and this was his #1. I remember saying that I loved it, but I then remember Dad asking me if I knew what all the words meant. And there were certainly some I didn't, so Dad sat and explained to me what all the long, more unusual, words meant.

So while that hymn was on TV I was back sitting in the dark in a car with Dad.

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

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 splendor of light hideth Thee.

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