The Bridge Builder

The Bridge Builder – By Will Allen Dromgoole (1860 – 1934)

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An old man, going a lone highway,
Came at the evening cold and gray
To a chasm vast and deep and wide
Through which was flowing a swollen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
The rapids held no fears for him.
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.

“Old man,” cried a fellow pilgrim near,
“You’re wasting your time in building here.
Your journey will end with the closing day;
You never again will pass this way.
You have crossed the chasm deep and wide;
Why build you this bridge at even-tide?”

The builder lifted his old gray head.
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There follows after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This stream, which has been as naught to me,
To that fair youth may a pitfall be.
He too must cross in the twilight dim —
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him.”

Author: Laurence Torr

Welcome to Grace, Love, and Truth. My name is Laurence Torr and My Wife is Kim Torr and We are ordained ministers, Who run a home bible fellowship as well as travel to international countries around the world, teaching and preaching the good news concerning Jesus Christ. We started this Website to encourage others in their walk with God and to grow in their relationship with Him and His Son The Lord Jesus Christ. If you would like to know more about God and Jesus Christ and How we can help You Please Contact Us at laurencetorr@live.com We look forward to hearing from You

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