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Gary James Smith

Birth Place
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Age Category

Birth month and day
Sept. 22, 1946

High School Graduate


Reading and listening to messages from great preacher's of past days, Spurgeon, Wesley, Murray, Talmadge etc,

Marital status

ten grown children and twenty-five grand children and 4 great grandchildren

Volunteer work
Prison ministry

Professional or Philanthropic associations (including religious affiliation)
Baptist Church and
Evangelical Free

Poetry writing experience
The Lord has enabled me to write poems and songs since 1976.

State or country in which the poet resides
Alberta, Canada

Testimony of saving faith for Christians only
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in Jan of 1972

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972.

I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl).

I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior!

I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, “Dad, what’s this?” and I said a poem and she replied “Dad, that’s not a poem , that’s a song” and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD.


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Chime Of The Day

December 15, 2018

Let Our Boast Be Love
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Let Our Boast Be Love


We love to boast salvation’s ours

We’ve seen God’s Truth & Light

Received with grace of Heaven’s powers

To put all foes to flight


But are we safe when love is still?

When love stands idle by

We see the devil cheat and kill

We watch while lost souls die


They live in filth with hate galore

A stench to God on high

Fighting striving with those next door

Living the self same lie


Forgive; pardon your neighbour’s guilt

Relieve one’s troubled heart

Cover them free with love’s warm quilt

Induce a brand new start


Love is selfless powerful true

The devil’s greatest foe

Pure divine for me and you

When to the lost we go


Encourage faith by planting seeds

Share love with faith to root

By caring sharing meeting needs

We serve and bear sweet fruit


Thank God for love able to care

For knowing His Lamb and Son

For all He freely gives to share

For all life’s victories won


Refuse to be the devil’s fool

In faith pray eyes to see

Become in Christ salvation’s tool

To set more neighbours free.....

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