Saturday, January 14, 2006

God Moves in a Mysterious Way - Cowper


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.

-William Cowper-

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At Saturday, January 14, 2006 11:14:00 PM, Blogger Antonio said...

Many people have recently seen posts concerning Free Grace theology. I have attempted to, without rhetoric or debate, formulate a brief summary that correlates together Free Grace Theology.

Many people have not heard of the whole counsel of Free Grace theology, in other words, have not seen its integration and correlation. Please read my new post.

Proverbs says that it is folly to answer a matter before it is completely heard.

Free Grace Theology Correlation

With all sincerity, be blessed. Grace and peace!

Antonio da Rosa

 
At Sunday, January 15, 2006 9:18:00 AM, Blogger Rob Somers said...

Antonio, what has your comment have to do with the original post?

I don't know about others, but I choose not to go and look at your link, for the very fact that it indeed has not much to do with the OP at all.

 
At Sunday, January 15, 2006 10:03:00 AM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I do love that hymn. It does make a very important point about the futility of judging the Lord by human wisdom. God is indeed His own interpreter.

I think I might have posted it on my own blog soem time ago.

Antonio's posts are worth reading, Rob.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

 
At Sunday, January 15, 2006 2:21:00 PM, Blogger Cameron Cloud said...

Wow! Haven't heard the words to that hymn in a long time. Great thought and very appropriate picture.

 
At Monday, January 16, 2006 11:54:00 AM, Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

Awesom poem...or is this a song...it seems very familiar. Anyway...I love the last lines "God is His own interpreter and He will make it plain". Yes, He knows what He is doing though we sometimes search in vain for the whys and wherefores.."He treasures up His bright designs and works His sovereign will."

 
At Monday, January 16, 2006 11:56:00 AM, Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

Duh...of course its a song!

 
At Monday, January 16, 2006 5:53:00 PM, Blogger no_average_girl said...

oh, how true! isn't He marvelous?

 
At Monday, January 16, 2006 5:53:00 PM, Anonymous Puritan Belief said...

Enjoyed reading this poem about a majestic God of wonder. Great picture of lightening to.

 
At Wednesday, May 21, 2008 4:52:00 PM, Blogger Lou Martuneac said...

Rob:

Sorry for the intrusion, but I can tell you why Antonio and Matthew cae to your blog.

Both, but espcially Antonio, are on a crusade to propagate the Grace Evangelical Society's new interpretation of the Gospel. It is known as the Crossless gospel. It was developed by Zane Hodges.

It is as extreme reductionist view of the Gospel as one could possibly imagine.

If you wnat to read more visit my blog.

Again, sorry the the intrusion.


LM

 

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