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,
with never-failing skill,
he treasures up his bright designs,
and works his sovereign will.
3 You 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 Blind unbelief is sure to err,
and scan his work in vain;
God is his own interpreter,
and he will make it plain.
|First Line:||God moves in a mysterious way|
|Author:||William Cowper (1731-1800)|
|Scripture:||Ephesians 1:9; Genesis 40:8; Isaiah 46:11; Jeremiah 29:11; Job 26:8-14; John 13:7; Joshua 1:9; Proverbs 10:6; Psalm 77:19; Psalm 136:4|
|Topic:||The Activity of God: God in human experience; Doubt; God: in mystery1 more...|
|Source:||Melody from Scottish Psalter, 1635, as adapted in Playford's Psalmes, 1671|