82. 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 ye 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 works 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 (1774)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Providence
Notes: Alternate tune #91 or #466
Tune Information
Name: ST. STEPHEN'S
Meter: C. M.
Key: A Major
Notes: Composer from index: Rev. W. Jones, 1789



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