God Moves in a Mysterious Way

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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

    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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