158. 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
with never-failing skill
he treasures up his bright designs,
and works his sovereign will.

3 You fearful saints, fresh courage take;
the clouds you so much dread
are big with mercy, and shall 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 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
Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: The Activity of God: God in human experience; Doubt; God: in mystery (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Source: Melody from Scottish Psalter, 1635, as adapted in Playford's Psalmes, 1671

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