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414. 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 ev'ry hour'
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flow'r.

5. 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 (1772)
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1929
Topic: Choral Section: God's Excellencies
Tune Information
Name: DUNDEE
Arranger: Christopher Tye (1553, arr. )
Meter: C M
Incipit: 13451 23432 11715
Key: E Major



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