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On the Cross of Jesus Christ
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By Gary James Smith
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On the cross of Jesus Christ

Lay my sinful burden 

There I found them everyone 

Were the cause to hurt Him

Penetrating was that truth

He was dying for me 

How neglectful had I been

Of the cost of Calvary 


Calvary brought it in full view 

What scope of alienation 

I was separated from my God

I needed His Salvation 

Sin pervading all of me

Such power and domination 

Never did I suspect it's presence 

Praise God for that revalation 


Then my opportunity revealed 

An exchange of sin for Salvation 

Let me tell you I was swift 

And choose my destination 

I would rather live with Him

Who took sin's full consternation 

Then die with him who totally loves sin

And lives to bring damnation


What freeing power in Jesus Christ 

What feeling of liberation

Sin with it's heavy burdened baggage 

Removed and replaced with elation 

O my God, my God, my God!

You! Are my Salvation 

You, Yourself as Jesus Christ 

The Ruler of all Nations. 


Copyright December 21, 2014  8:10 am


Gary James Smith 



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Submitted: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Last Updated: Monday, December 22, 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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