Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ye Fearful Saints Fresh Courage Take!

This song has been hitting me very hard lately. It is a song by Jeremy Riddle called "God Moves in a Mysterious Way". Mostly the chorus phrase has hit me with particular ferocity, and I am grateful.  The line goes "Ye fearful saints fresh courage take" and It has hit me between the eyes. The song goes on to chronicle hard times and how they are actually a blessing from God. It gives reasons in the hard times for courage in the midst of fear! I hope it blesses you as it has me! Meditate on the chorus and praise God with me that in the midst of your hard time and fear, courage can emerge.

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

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

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take
The clouds you so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings, in blessings
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

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take
The clouds you so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings, in blessings
In blessings on your head

Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain
God is His own interpreter
And He will make it plain

In His own time
In His own way...

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