Monday, October 10, 2011

He Changeth Naught. . .

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Tim 1:17

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Walter Chalmers Smith 1867

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most bless├Ęd, 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 naught changeth Thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
But of all Thy rich graces this grace, Lord, impart
Take the veil from our faces, the vile from our heart.

All laud we would render; O help us to see
’Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee,
And so let Thy glory, Almighty, impart,
Through Christ in His story, Thy Christ to the heart.

"Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" was first published in Hymns of Christ and Christian Life, (1876). The text was altered by the author and published in W. Garrett Horder's Congregational Hymns. (1884) 

This is a very quick and straight forward way to package a small box. It took less than 15 minutes. (And yes, there is a gift packaged in the box. . .stay tuned for Wednesday when the coordinating, but not matching, card is revealed.)
Stamps: Sweet and Sassy Season of Changes
Ink: SU Dusty Durango, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Old Olive, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap
Cardstock: Stationary paper
Accessories: Twine, Sweet and Sassy Season of Change Dies
Technique: Rock and Roll stamping
  •  Christian Paper Crafts Prayer, Praise and Paper Crafting Challenge 2 Gift Wrap(in 45 minutes or less)
  • Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #110 Anything Goes 
  • Kaboodle Doodles Let's See Those Leaves 
  • Delightful Inspirations Falling Leaves 

Have a blessed day!


  1. This is stunning! Your leaves are amazing! Is this a wrapped book, or just a wrapped wood block? I'd love to know so I can CASE this! :) Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Hello JanMarie - this is lovely - a perfect way to wrap something! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters for Christ this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  3. Jan thanks for stopping by my blog! I stop by but am so bad about leaving comments. But I will say this, I love this little box. It is really really gorgeous! Makes me think I might want to copy your design. Blessings dear sister!

  4. Love your gift wrapping, Jan! The poem is beautiful as well, it moves my heart!

  5. Your project is incredibly lovely! I've always loved that hymn! How wonderful to have a stamp of it!...Nancy :o)

  6. Lovely stamp work on your box! And your twine goes perfectly well with the color of your leaves.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  7. Gorgeous Jan!! Love your gift wrapping with the twine and the colored leaves and quote!! Thanks for joining Stampin Sisters in Christ this week!!

  8. What a beautiful packaging Jan! Love the leaves and love the hymn too!!!

  9. Hi Jan

    Well the recipient of your lovely wrapped box will be delighted I'm sure as its gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

    If you could consider turning off your word verification it makes life a bit easier for commenting.... thanks in advance!



Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!