The Great Divide

Silence
Trying to fathom the distance,
Reaching out cross the canyon carved by my hands.

God is gracious;
Sin would still separate us
Were it not for the bridge His grace has made us.

There's a bridge to cross the great divide,
A way was made to reach the other side;
The mercy of the Father cost His Son His life;
His love is deep, His love is wide,
There's a cross to bridge the great divide.

God is faithful;
On my own I'm unable,
He found me hopeless, alone, and sent a Savior.

He's provided
A path and promised to guide us
Safely past all the sin that would divide us.

The cross that cost my Lord His life
Has given me mine!

There's a bridge to cross the great divide,
A way was made to reach the other side;
The mercy of the Father cost His Son His life;
His love is deep, His love is wide,
There's a cross to bridge the great divide.


(Poem taken from a song in an Easter Cantata)
Words and Music by: MATT HUESMANN and GRANT CUNNINGHAM

NARRATION: Through God's perfect plan, hands which shaped and fashioned the universe, now reach out in love to save a lost and dying world. Sin had separated us from God; but through His love and grace a bridge was formed which would bring us back into His tender mercies. Jesus Christ took upon Himself the guilt and shame of our sin as He crossed a chasm of hopelessness and despair in our place. But by His resurrection power, a majestic bridge of grace and mercy now spans the awful gulf of sin, built upon the cross of Jesus Christ.