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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, ďDad, whatís this?Ē and I said a poem and she replied ďDad, thatís not a poem , thatís a songĒ 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

March 20, 2018

Shine in Me, O Almighty God
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Shine in Me, O Almighty God

Shine in me, O Almighty GodÖ

Only You is the source of every blessing,

Your face I seek, with all my heart I praise Jesus.

My Saviorís love poured on me from day to day,

I enjoy being in Your presence and listen to You;

How gentle is Your voice! Your faithfulness keeps me.

Life is bright and full of hope because of Your grace,

Always Iím precious before You, eternal is Your love;

Thereíre mercy in each pain and sorrow that I feel.

Youíre my shield and strength amid the raging storms,

Iím not perished as Your hands hold me in the darkness.

Your Spirit does renew my heart, I belong to Jesus;

I welcome Your kingdom, Your light makes me see!

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