A thought for Thanksgiving...

A happy Thanksgiving to all of you at RedState and to Erick Erickson!!

William Cowper wrote these words in the 1700s:

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 ev’ry hour;

The bud may have a bitter taste,

But sweet will be the flow’r.


Blind unbelief is sure to err,

And scan his work in vain;

GOD is his own interpreter,

And he will make it plain.