May 01, 2009

Encouragement from William Cowper

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

1 comment:

  1. I greatly admire that old hymn. The last stanza never fails to amaze me in its brevity, truthfulness and profound wisdom -- "Blind unbelief is sure to err and scan His work in vain / God is His own interpreter, and He will make it plain."


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