Artwork by Breana Conover
Bridge of Mercy
Standing before a Gulf of misery and woe,
I look across and see all I long to know.
I see across the Gulf a bright holy tree,
And hear the one I love calling out to me.
Discouraged and alone my heart sinks in despair,
How am I to get to the beauty over there?
Impossible I think, it's impossible to go,
I'm held back by this Gulf of misery and woe.
Falling to my knees I plead with earnest care,
God of all creation my soul is in despair.
Far from me is the one I hold dear,
O God please bridge this gap that I may come near.
Forgive me I pray for my transgressions so dark,
I have come through my choices to a chasm so stark.
O Lord if you save me I will become new,
O Lord build a bridge and I will be true.
Take from me please my sorrow and shame,
O Lord I know you hold an infinite claim.
In the quiet I hear the sound of pure light,
You have offered a broken heart and your soul is contrite.
I have given you a new life and way,
A bridge over your past is constructed this day.
Come rise my daughter for your raiment is clean,
I call you to live as a priestess and queen.
Peace and love radiate my soul and I behold,
A bridge built by grace a way to God's fold.
I step with joy and gratitude toward my new life,
I step toward the joy of becoming your wife.
Peace fills my bosom as I take your hand,
And come by God's mercy to a place so grand.
We walk to the tree and I partake with you,
And I feel again the love I once knew.
A song of gratitude and love fill my heart,
And I sing of this sacred new start!
Thank you dear Father in heaven above,
Through thy holy Son I am brought to my love!
I praise you on this bright happy day,
Ever I will walk in thy appointed way!
My life is yours now for I will be true,
My Lord I will love and honor you!
The Gulf of misery is far behind,
O Lord you are so merciful and kind!
In you I have life and endless joy,
A gift eternal that none can destroy!
Written by Mickey