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Bridge Over Stormy Waters, Jesus-Christian Original Lyrics 

© Donald Reinhardt, September 24, 2011

The Paul Simon lyrics and song of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" are beautiful and clear and they comfort, fortify and uplift as reviewed and vocalized here. Here on this page are the specific lyrics entitled "Bridge Over Stormy Water"  which mirror a Christian viewpoint of original, reflective thoughts and words on what Jesus means to so many "on earth as it is in heaven". It may be sung to any tune that best matches these lyrics or whatever newly-composed tune that best fits the words and the phrasing.

I have heard many call someone their hero and that is good to do for someone or anyone who does well and good for others. Jesus is more than a hero to many for He is called "Lord" and "Savior" and that is a whole different perspective beyond heroes. A person who is truly Lord and Savior is special indeed and something to think about and this version of "Bridge Over Stormy Water" may help show, mirror and reflect Jesus as Lord and Savior in some small way.                                

Bridge Over Stormy Water, Jesus-Christian Lyrics by c. 2011, Donald Reinhardt

When your tired and sinful bound.
When pain is in your heart,  
He'll take your part,  
He will abide,
O when life is pained 
And all have left your side,
Like a bridge over stormy water             
Jesus will abide.
Like a bridge over stormy water
Jesus will abide.

When you're broke and down                                
When you're all locked in,
When darkness hides not sin,
He abides with you.
He'll ease your pain.    
O when sad times come
And you cannot hide,
Like a bridge over stormy water                                                 
Jesus will abide.
Like a bridge over stormy water
Jesus will abide.

Let His loving Spirit,  
Carry you on.
Your salvation is here.
Your life is redeemed.
Let hope now bloom.
O, when you need a Savior
He's there to dispel the gloom.       
Like a bridge over stormy water
Jesus is the way.
Like a bridge over stormy water
Jesus is the way.

Useful scripture quotes that apply, in part, to the song meditation above are from the The International Inductive Study Bible of the New American Standard Bible, Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Oregon.

John 14:6. Jesus said to him, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father, but through me."

John 15: 7-11. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you. By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full."

The lyrics of this song are written to honor my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ – Praise Be Unto Him. 

These new lyrics also commemorate a birthday of a family member that falls on this very day of its publication on the Internet. To him, and all who celebrate a birthday today, Happy Birthday, and whenever others birthdays arrive may they be filled with the joy, peace and love that God alone can give. May we all be born again by that Spirit of love, peace and joy. Amen.

Bridge Over Water That Is Calm Now, But Possibly Stormy, Raging, Overflowing – Sooner or Later. Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers