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.
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COMMENTS
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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Donald Moore 09 March 2018
This is a beautiful poem Please read the story about William Cowper
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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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Akachukwu Lekwauwa 12 March 2016
I learnt a lot from Cowper, this and A Comparison are my favorite
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Harsh Thakkar 26 November 2009
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 :)
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