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.

    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, 1816–1868 Descant:Ralph B. Woodward, b. 1944

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    Ps. 107:23–31

    Rom. 8:28

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