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Oftimes Lord
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By Gary James Smith
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OFTIMES LORD 


 


Oftimes Lord I am blinded


By the things I want to see


And miss out on the blessings


That you had for me


I stray a little sometimes


But praise your Shepherd heart


You come seeking faithfully


My God how great Thou art


 


My hunger and thirst for righteousness 


Preserves me from sin's folly


Prayer sustains my heart as well


Tis precious spiritual alloy


Your Word my steadfast anchor 


No separation there


I am held firm by faith


And grace ...the which You share


 


Your Spirit leads in comforting


My heart when I feel down


The renewing power of Jesus Christ 


This is what I own


I know no other Master


Then He who died for me


My Resurrection and my Life 


Praise God for Calvary!


 


Copyright March 21  2015 9:00 pm


 


Gary James Smith 


 


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Submitted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 24, 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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