God Moves in a Mysterious Way Lyrics
1 God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform.
He plants his footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.
2 You fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds you so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.
3 His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour.
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.
4 Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan his work in vain.
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain.
God Moves in a Mysterious Way Hymn Story
“God Moves In A Mysterious Way” is a Christian hymn that was composed by William Cowper. It was first published in 1774.
William Cowper was really a troubled soul who suffered from severe bouts of depression throughout his life. He tried to commit suicide three times.
It is with this in mind that you can understand the messages in his songs which some have described as “somber”.
In this hymn he talks about the mystery of God’s power but shies away from questioning God’s goodness.
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