God Moves in a Mysterious Way

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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

This hymn may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

Ps. 107:23–31

Rom. 8:28

Music, God Moves in a Mysterious Way

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