God Moves In A Mysterious Way

2015 Songbook Section: 
The Eternal God > God The Father > Holy, Loving, Creator and Ruler
2015 Songbook Number: 
0017
1984 Songbook Section: 
God the Father: Works
1984 Songbook Number: 
029
Biblical References: 
John 13:7
Verses: 
6

Verse 1
God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Verse 2
Deep in unfathomable mines of never-failing skill,
He treasures up his bright designs,
And works his sovereign will.

Verse 3
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take:
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Verse 4
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

Verse 5
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Verse 6
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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