270. O God, in a Mysterious Way

1 O God, in a mysterious way
Great wonders You perform;
You plant Your footsteps in the sea
And ride upon the storm.

2 Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill
You treasure up Your bright designs,
And work Your sovereign will.

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

4 Our unbelief is sure to err
And scan Your work in vain;
You are Your own interpreter,
And You will make it plain.

Text Information
First Line: O God, in a mysterious way
Title: O God, in a Mysterious Way
Author: William Cowper (1774; alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Tune Information
Arranger: Thomas Ravenscroft (1621)
Meter: C M
Key: E♭ Major

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