116. 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 sovereign will.

3 Ye 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 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
Author: William Cowper, 1731-1800
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Topic: God Through the Years: His Providence
Tune Information
Name: LONDON NEW
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1635; Adapt.: Playford's Psalmes, 1671



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