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How Many Times
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By Gary James Smith
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HOW MANY TIMES

How many times we promise God
That we'll do this or that
If He would but help us in
The situation where we're at

Yes we will start to go to church
And even begin to pray
We promise that we'll be more giving
In the tithing way

Then the rough road smoothes a bit
The promises forgotten
They're back to where they used to be
Still a humming and hawing

But God is such a loving God
That in spite of even this
He offers us a chance again
And is willing still to bless

So check the promises you make
And keep them to the letter
This will make God well pleased
And you will feel much better

Copyright March 29 2016 12:320153AM

GARY JAMES SMITH


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Submitted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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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