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He Raised the Bar
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By Gary James Smith
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HE RAISED THE BAR


 


He raised the bar of righteousness


When He came as the Son


None other could reprove of sin


As He the sinless One


Not even an old testament saint 


Could manifest that Glory


For in the Son was God revealed


What blessed gospel story


 


The righteousness of sinful man


All as filthy rags


All falling short of God's glory


Needing spiritual dry cleaning tags


But did they see it...no they didn't 


Blind to their unbelief


They continued on in pride and arrogance 


Refusing the Saviour's relief


 


But did He stop at man's refusal


To recognize God's Son


With face set steadfast like a flint


Our Lord continued on


The cross before and the joy


He knew His future plan


He would rise up from the dead


For He is RESURRECTION! 


 


Now a righteousness by faith


Above all works of man


Could be had by every believer


Who trust the great I AM


The Holy Spirit giving record


Yes. .this one has believed


They've repented of their sin


And Jesus Christ received 


 


He our advocate with the Father


For us interceeding


Ever present help at hand


To give us what we're needing


Lord Your righteousness. ..behold!


Behold that Lamb of God


Took me from unrighteous standing


And placed me where He stood!


 


And I'm amazed I really am


When I look back at sin


And wondered what anazing grace


Praise God I now know Him


And never would I  reconsider


That decision making day


Praise God I trusted Jesus Christ 


Who washed my sins away!


 


Copyright February 3 2015 12:25 am


 


Gary James Smith 


 


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Submitted: Thursday, February 5, 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, February 5, 2015

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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