19 June 2009

Behind a frowning providence

(Music, most sincerely recommended)

Sang it in college; thinking about it a lot lately:

Go buy this so you can listen to Alice Parker's arrangement of William Cowper's "God Moves in a Mysterious Way" (the other stuff on there is all worth the price of admission as well). The hymn is in LSB too, of course, but you'll miss out on the brass and harp.

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.


MooreMama said...

Reb Mary, You have no idea how much I needed that today and how perfect your timing is. Thank you.

Gauntlets said...