Walls That Divide

This key of 'E' version works well for keyboard, guitar, bass, etc. Also see Eb version.

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Walter Farquharson
Tune Name: KARR

Lyrics as Poetry

Though ancient walls may still stand proud
and racial strife be fact,
though boundaries may be lines of hate,
proclaim God’s saving act!

Walls that divide are broken down;
Christ is our unity!
Chains that enslave are thrown aside;
Christ is our liberty!


When vested power stands firm entrenched
and breaks another’s back,
when waste and want live side by side,
it’s Gospel that we lack.

Walls that divide are broken down;
Christ is our unity!
Chains that enslave are thrown aside;
Christ is our liberty!


The truth we seek in varied scheme,
the life that we pursue,
unites us in a common quest
of self and world made new.

Walls that divide are broken down;
Christ is our unity!
Chains that enslave are thrown aside;
Christ is our liberty!


The church divided seeks that grace,
that newness we proclaim,
a unity of serving love
that lives praise to God’s name.

Walls that divide are broken down;
Christ is our unity!
Chains that enslave are thrown aside;
Christ is our liberty!


This broken world seeks lasting health
and vital unity.
God’s people, by God’s Word renewed,
cast off all slavery.

Walls that divide are broken down;
Christ is our unity!
Chains that enslave are thrown aside;
Christ is our liberty!


Words by
Walter FarquharsonCopyright © 1974 by Walter Farquharson
Administered by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA


Audio Sample

WALLS THAT DIVIDE
key of E
One Verse & Refrain
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture References

  • Acts 10:1-36
  • 2 Corinthians 5:16-18
  • Galatians 3:26-29
  • Ephesians 2:13-22
  • James 2:1-9

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Assurance
  • Compassion
  • Easter
  • God∶ love of
  • Heal, Healing
  • Inclusiveness
  • Intergenerational
  • Justice, Human Rights
  • Lent
  • Liberation
  • Love∶ God's
  • Praise
  • Race, Racism
  • Renewal
  • Service, Serving
  • Unity
  • Walls
  • Witness
  • World

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