William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

God Moves In A Mysterious Way


God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs,
And works His sovereign will.

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

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

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

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

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Rookie Harsh Thakkar (11/26/2009 5:10:00 AM)

    Truly very inspirational... Each verse is so deep!

    I am also grateful & indebted to Sir William Cowper for this poem (since my blog - http: //uniqideas.wordpress.com/2007/05/01/god-moves-in-a-mysterious-way - that revolves around it got published in the 'Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul')

    Thanks :) (Report) Reply

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