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I Ran Across a Friend Today
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By Gary James Smith
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I Ran Across

I ran across a friend today
I hadn't seen in years
And saw some hardships on that face
That shed a lot of tears
What loneliness had harboured there
And took a steadfast toll
My heart rang out with an inward cry
" Lord please save this soul! "

I know the God of grace has power
To raise one from the dead
Who has led a life of sin
Which brought them shame and dread
But O what light comes to the soul
Who seeks to know the Lord
God reveals this wonderful act
In His own precious Word

Praise God to know the healing power
That comes through Calvary
Where our Saviour 's blood was shed
Yes shed for you and me
And where men still can find true peace
By trusting in that One
O friend have I great news for you
There's life in God's dear Son!

Copyright October 2 2015 4:27AM

Gary James Smith


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Submitted: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Last Updated: Monday, October 19, 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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