“Sweet Will be the Flower”

In my last post there is a reference to William Cowper’s hymn, “God Works in  Mysterious Ways.”  Unplanned by me, I ended up listening to it again while working yesterday.  I love this song, the lyrics especially, and the music as well.

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.

A Climax of Redemptive History (Christmas) Song

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
his reign on earth begun!

Probably my favorite song from Joy Beyond the Sorrow, which might be my favorite Indelible Grace record yet.

Merry Christmas, as we celebrate the coming of David’s Greater Son.