36. 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 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 ev'ry 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: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Who Pardons All Your Iniquities
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Source: Playford's Psalms, 1671
Notes: This tune in a higher key: 170

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