483. 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 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace;
Behind a frowning providence
Faith sees a smiling face.

3 Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan his work in vain;
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain.

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

Text Information
First Line: God moves in a mysterious way
Title: God Moves in a Mysterious Way
Author: William Cowper, 1731-1800 (alt.)
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Pentecost 7 (Year B); Comfort and Rest; Faith (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: C M
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Tans'ur, Compleat Melody, 1734

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