'God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform'. These are the first two lines of the Hymn by William Cowper (1731-1800), although the idea, as with many Hymns has a Biblical basis and is used entirely in the New Testament to refer to the Gospel which was in a sense 'hidden' in the past but now has been fully revealed through Jesus Christ.
The words may have come from:
Psalms 77:14-19 (The Scriptures 1998+) (14) You are the GOD who does wonders; You have made known Your strength among the peoples. (15) By Your arm You have redeemed Your people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. (16) The waters saw You, O Elohim; The waters saw You, they were afraid; The depths also trembled. (17) The clouds poured out water; The heavens rumbled; Also, Your arrows flashed back and forth. (18) The voice of Your thunder rolled along; Lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook. (19) Your way was in the sea, And Your path in the great waters, And Your footsteps were not known.
Other possible sources could be:
Isaiah 55:8-9 (King James Version)
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
[Jesus said,] "The wind* blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."
William Cowper wrote a hymn called ' God Moves in a Mysterious Way'
There is no specific scripture for this phrase. It comes from a hymn called "God Moves In a Mysterious Way".
Stay up all night and watch dawn break.
In Mysterious Ways was created on 1985-09-23.
This is not found in the Bible, but on bumper stickers and t shirts. It is just a saying, based on some principles that are in the Bible. It is like "God works in mysterious ways." Not in the Bible, but perhaps the principle is there.
The duration of Mysterious Ways - TV series - is 3600.0 seconds.
Mysterious Ways - TV series - was created on 2000-07-24.
Mysterious Ways - TV series - ended on 2002-05-14.
Mysterious Ways - 2009 was released on: USA: 2009
It doesn't.The passage you're speaking of is from the 'Olney Hymns' and written by William Cowper. The complete phrase is:"God moves in a mysterious wayHis wonders to perform;He plants his footsteps in the sea,And rides upon the storm."
In Mysterious Ways - 1914 was released on: USA: 16 January 1914
The cast of In Mysterious Ways - 1914 includes: Ray Gallagher as Joe Anson
Mysterious and Ways - 2013 was released on: USA: 10 August 2013 (Film Festival)
Mysterious Ways - 2000 is rated/received certificates of: Australia:M Netherlands:12
Mysterious Ways - 2000 Yesterday 1-16 is rated/received certificates of: Australia:M
Whirlybirds - 1957 In Ways Mysterious 3-16 was released on: USA: 20 July 1959
Mysterious Ways - 2000 Reason to Cry 1-14 is rated/received certificates of: Australia:M
Mysterious Ways - 2000 Strike Two 1-18 is rated/received certificates of: Australia:M
Mysterious Ways - 2000 The Greater Good 1-15 is rated/received certificates of: Australia:M
Dark Justice - 1991 In Mysterious Ways 1-5 was released on: USA: 3 May 1991
The Devil Works in Mysterious Ways - 2011 was released on: USA: 23 February 2011 (Salt Lake City, Utah)
The cast of The Devil Works in Mysterious Ways - 2011 includes: Kami Coleman as Women Shaun Ford as Pawn Shop Clerk
God works in mysterious ways.....
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God moves in mysterious way His wonders to perform; Heplants his footsteps on the sea and rides upon the storm.- William CowperAnswer provided by John Tate, Carrizozo NM