Colin Buchanan provides about three and a half minutes of biblical devotion and sort-of theological justification as context for taking Williams Cowper’s lyrics God Moves In A Mysterious Way, singing them to the verse melody associated with Auld Lang Syne, and adding his own chorus.
The result is God Moves In A Mysterious Way (He’s Creation’s King).
It’s a sorry – not sorry sort of thing, but it’s Colin, so no apologies are needed.
I also imagine some might just sing the verses and omit the chorus.

The lyrics:

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

  2. Deep in un-fath-om-a-ble mines
    Of never-failing skill
    He treasures up His bright designs
    And works His sovereign will.

BRIDGE
He’s creation’s King
Working everything
For his children’s good
By his unswerving plan
Christ who died for me
Shares his victory
And no pow’r in all eternity
Can snatch us from his hand
3. Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.

  1. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense.
    But trust Him for His grace;
    Behind a frowning providence
    He hides a smiling face.

BRIDGE
He’s creation’s King
Working everything
For his children’s good
By his unswerving plan
Christ who died for me
Shares his victory
And no pow’r in all eternity
Can snatch us from his hand

  1. His purposes will ripen fast,
    Unfolding every hour;
    The bud may have a bitter taste,
    But sweet will be the flower.

  2. Blind unbelief is sure to err
    And scan His work in vain;
    God is His own Interpreter,
    And He will make it plain.

BRIDGE
He’s creation’s King
Working everything
For his children’s good
By his unswerving plan
Christ who died for me
Shares his victory
And no pow’r in all eternity
Can snatch us from his hand

“God Moves In A Mysterious Way (He’s Creation’s King)” by William Cowper, (1731-1800) Public Domain – Additional words by Colin Buchanan (©2020 Universal Music Publishing)

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