God Moves in a Mysterious Way

William Cowper, William H. Bradbury, and Ralph B. Woodward

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A favorite hymn of President Wilford Woodruff

With dignity

1. God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.
2. Ye fearful Saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.
3. His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding ev’ry hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.
4. Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan his works in vain;
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain.

Text: William Cowper, 1731–1800 Music: William B. Bradbury, 1816–68 Descant:Ralph B. Woodward, b. 1944

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Ps. 107:23–31

Rom. 8:28

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