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O What Great Deliverence
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By Gary James Smith
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O WHAT GREAT DELIVERENCE 


 


O what great deliverance


My God has wrought for me


And did it all through His Son


That day at Calvary


He took sin's fullest power


The strenghth it had in death


And slew it with "It is finished!"


Our Saviour's final breath


 


And now in great deliverance


I've daily cause to sing


This sinful soul has been redeemed 


He is my everything


The world....can it attract me?


Emphatically...... it cannot!


For I've been washed with precious blood


By Christ I have been bought


 


I'm a purchased, prized, possession 


Precious in God's sight


And when I live for Christ my Saviour


It is too my God's delight


And O how I love to please Him


For what He has done for me


I must give to Him all my life


For He gave His life for me


 


A partnership made in heaven


But lived out on planet earth


All of the pieces put together


Because of my second birth


My God and I in union


Sweet union...a union of bliss


Praise God I've met the Master


What great deliverance this!


 


Dear friend you need a deliverance


For sin will take you down


To the depths of hell itself


It is a horrendous hound


Don't let satan deceive you


Eat, drink, and be merry


And put off to another day


A thought that is contrary


 


But awaken to thy peril


Judgement day will come


Then where will your eternity be


Safe in Father's home?


Most important is thy soul


Don't leave it all to chance


Choose today to know Lord Jesus


And enjoy great deliverance! 


 


Copyright February 15 2015 10:30 am


 


Gary James Smith 


 


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Submitted: Sunday, February 15, 2015

Last Updated: Sunday, February 15, 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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