3.5 D&D You As Character RPG Questions & Discussions - Page 46 The Engineer says...
So far as I am aware, Thomas is correct. Unless the divine bard variant specifies he is learning and casting from a different list, he is learning and casting from the same list he would be as a normal bard. The spells are just being treated as divine spells rather than arcane, which means the rules are a little different.
There is precedent for this. Some spells have both arcane and divine variants. Protection from Evil is an obvious example, a scroll of PfE made by a wizard cannot be used by a Cleric without a UMD check, and the reverse is true as well. In spite of them being the exact same thing in name and function, they are not treated as the same spell. This means that there are exactly zero divine spells on the bard list by default, your ruling would give him no spells to pick from.
In addition, there are cleric options that let them pick spells off of the wizard list and treat them as divine. In reverse, the arcane disciple feat lets an arcane caster pick a Cleric domain and cast all of the spells associated with that domain as arcane spells.
P.S. Waiting on anything in particular for the game? I believe we're just resuming the patrol then reporting back to the settlement if nothing else crops up. Edited: daishain on 28th Aug, 2017 - 10:01pm