God Moves In A Mysterious Way Poem by William Cowper

God Moves In A Mysterious Way

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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.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Walterrean Salley 16 November 2016

(God Moves In A Mysterious Way - Poem by William Cowper.) A great piece of poetry in contents as well as its composition.

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Donald Moore 09 March 2018

This is a beautiful poem Please read the story about William Cowper

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Akachukwu Lekwauwa 12 March 2016

I learnt a lot from Cowper, this and A Comparison are my favorite

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Cynthia Buhain-baello 28 December 2019

Beautiful and full of truth, as relevant as ever.

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Joel F, Nitz 21 June 2019

I have often heard the well-known opening lines of this hymn attributed to the author of the Book of Psalms. I am pleased to see it printed in its entirety on this site and credited to the rightful author. Thank you.

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Jacob 25 February 2019

Very well done I believe in God and I love this

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Bella 07 September 2018

is this from the Bible

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Sharon 20 March 2019

The author never quotes the bible here. He uses truths about God which can be biblically supported with the bible. However, the descriptions are his.

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Wykeshia Mccallister 02 July 2018

Well done! ! Wonderful poem indeed! ! !

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