412. God Moves in a Mysterious Way

1 God moves in a mysterious way
great wonders to perform;
God plants firm footsteps in the sea
and rides upon the storm.

2 Deep in unfathomable mines
of never-failing skill
God floods the earth with bright designs,
guards with a sovereign will.

3 O 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 God's way through human sense,
but trust unfailing grace;
behind a frowning providence
there shines a smiling face.

5 God's 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 God's work in vain;
God is God's own interpreter,
whose truth shall be made plain.

Text Information
First Line: God moves in a mysterious way
Title: God Moves in a Mysterious Way
Author: William Cowper (1774, alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ;
Topic: Faith and Aspiration; God: Providence and Goodness of; Trust
Tune Information
Meter: C.M.
Key: E♭ Major
Source: The 150 Psalms of David Edinburgh, 1615

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