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God Stretched
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By Gary James Smith
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God Stretched 


God stretched His son upon a tree 

And the mockers had their say

"If Thou be the Son of God

Save Thyself and us today "

Restraining Himself from angels help 

He stayed and persevered 

Dying our death and Him "No sin!"

God left Him hanging there


Obedient unto death in Father's care

He paid sin's penalty 

All the wrath that I deserved 

Was poured out there for me

I saw the Light of heaven shine 

Into my heart that day 

The many burdens that I had

He took them all away 


Jesus took my burdens 

And gave me joy instead 

Sin's that  held me captive 

Forgiven by the blood He shed

I recognized my need of Him 

I then began to pray 

And Jesus Christ came into my heart 

What blessed " Salvation Day "


The cross became my victory 

By the crown He wore for me

His blood shed for my sin

Brought cleansing liberty 

His Spirit that surrounds me gives 

Authentic verification 

Wonder of wonders God loved me

O joy, what great Salvation 


Copyright October 11, 2014  7.07 am


Gary James Smith 






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Submitted: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Last Updated: Saturday, October 11, 2014

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. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca

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