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

3 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

4 His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

5 Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan His work in vain.
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: God moves in a mysterious way
Title: God Moves in a Mysterious Way
Author: William Cowper, 1731-1800
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: God the Father: His Providence; God the Father: Care and Guidance
Notes: Alternate tunes: MANOAH, NO. 126; ST. ANNE, No. 8
Tune Information
Name: DUNDEE (French)
Key: E♭ Major
Source: "Scottish Psalter" 1615



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