January 12, 2009

Monday's Musings on the Attributes of God

One reason I like Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology is because it is devotional in nature. At the end of each chapter, Grudem includes questions for personal application, a portion of Scripture to memorize, and a hymn that is appropriate to the doctrine discussed in the chapter. For God's incommunicable attributes, he gives the following hymn:
"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.
Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All praise we would render; O help us to see
'Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee!
Author: Walter Chalmers Smith, 1867

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