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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 


 


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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