Sunday, April 30, 2006

An Encounter with Cowper

Didn't realize that the Cowper Elizabeth Barrett-Browning writes her poem to is a hymn writer. One of his hymns was recently put to new music by Bob Kauflin, and we've been singing it at church. Here are the words to "God Moves in a Mysterious Way"--words that lift the eyes of the heart from the world's troubles to the sure promises of God.

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall 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.

His 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.

2 comments:

sillyserious said...

great hymn! may kurot talaga sa puso ang mga hymns... now would u sing this one to us? :P

polaris said...

haha, sure ba. sa susunod na pagkikita. mwahahahaha.