God moves in a mysterious way…really He does!

In my opinion one of the greatest hymns ever written, in terms of the text, is William Cowper’s 18th century song titled: “God Moves in A Mysterious Way.”  Though I have never much liked the original tune the words are profoundly moving.  Recently Bob Kauflin of Sovereign Grace Ministries wrote a new tune to this excellent song and now I love it in every way! In recent days, however, I have come to appreciate the words more than ever.  At the end of verse three Cowper wrote: “Blind unbelief is sure to err and scan His work in vain; God is His own interpreter and He will make it plain.”  God, and His inscrutable purposes and power to do all things, are the anchor of my life.

“God Moves”

1. God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform;

He plants His footsteps in the sea and rides upon the storm.

Deep in His dark and hidden mines, with never failing skill,

He fashions all His bright designs, and works His sovereign will.

Chorus: So God, we trust in You. O God, we trust in You.

2. Oh, fearful saints, new courage take: the clouds that you now dread

Are big with mercy and will 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.

Chorus: So God, we trust in You. O God, we trust in You.

When tears are great and comforts few,

We hope in mercies ever new. We trust in You.

3. God’s 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.

Chorus: So God, we trust in You. O God, we trust in You.

So God, we trust in You. O God, we trust in You.

When tears are great and comforts few,

We hope in mercies ever new. We trust in You.

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