God Moves in a Mysterious Way

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God Moves in a Mysterious Way Lyrics and Music

The motivational words and lyrics of the celebrated hymn begin with "God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "God Moves in a Mysterious Way" hymn were written by its English author William Cowper. The author of the hymn, William Cowper, was born on November 26, 1731 and died on April 25, 1800. The tender music that accompanies the "God Moves in a Mysterious Way" song of praise was composed by William Gardiner.  The composer of the music to the "God Moves in a Mysterious Way" hymn, William Gardiner, was born on March 15, 1770 and died on November 16, 1853. We have placed "God Moves in a Mysterious Way" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the inspirational lyrics of this popular Christian song and long-established church hymn.

God Moves in a Mysterious Way Hymn
Title: God Moves in a Mysterious Way *** Name of Composer: William Gardiner *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: William Cowper *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

 

 

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the sincere words of the "God Moves in a Mysterious Way" lyrics, William Cowper (November 26, 1731-April 25, 1800), was born in Berkhamsted, England and achieved fame as a noted English poet and hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "God Moves in a Mysterious Way", William Gardiner (March 15, 1770-November 16, 1853), was born in Leicester, England and became famous as a musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: God Moves in a Mysterious Way
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): William Cowper (November 26, 1731 to April 25, 1800)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: William Gardiner (March 15, 1770 to November 16, 1853)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform"
First Publication Date: 1794

 

God Moves in a Mysterious Way Lyrics

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.

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