Analysis of God Moves In A Mysterious Way
William Cowper 1731 (Berkhamsted) – 1800 (Dereham)
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.
|Scheme||XAXA BCBC DEDE XFXF XGXG XHGH|
|Metre||110001001 110101 1111001 010101 10010001 110101 11011101 011101 11011101 011111 11110011 010111 11011101 111111 01010100 110101 11001101 01010010 01110101 1111010 111111 011101 11110100 011111|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4|
|Letters per line (avg)||23|
|Words per line (avg)||5|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||93|
|Words per stanza (avg)||22|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
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