Saturday, February 24, 2007

God Moves in a Mysterious Way

The following hymn is by a man who lived in the 18th century, named William Cowper. He wrote many hymns alongside his spiritual mentor, John (author of "Amazing Grace"). Though he (Cowper) was saved, he suffered bouts of severe depression. It's amazing to read his work with that in mind.

I like this hymn so much that I think I want to get it framed someday.

God Moves in a Mysterious Way
by William Cowper


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.


-Amber Harrington-

2 comments:

kyle said...

How come we never sing that hymn in church? You need to get on Joe C. about that Amber.

amber said...

lol...i know...we sang it one time and it was great