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10 Famous Writers and Composers in the Hymnbook


3. William Cowper

Author of “God Moves in a Mysterious Way” (no. 285)

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Cowper was one of the most popular poets of the 18th century, and his deep spirituality often shone through in his work. His lyrics "God moves in a mysterious way / His wonders to perform" have found a home in religious rhetoric around the world.