148. God Moves In A Mysterious Way

1 God moves in a mysterious way,
His wonders to perform:
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

2 Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill,
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sov'reign will.

3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take:
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and will break
In blessings on your head.

4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

5 His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

6 Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.

Text Information
First Line: God moves in a mysterious way
Title: God Moves In A Mysterious Way
Author: William Cowper (1774)
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: God
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: W. Croft (1708)
Meter: C. M.
Key: C Major



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