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He Knelt
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By Gary James Smith
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He knelt..He prayed...He hung...He died
Hallelujah for the cross
Christ our Lord was lifted up
He paid all the cost
All the debt of mankind's sin
God placed upon Him there
And brought His wrath down with full force
For our Lord to bear.

And bear He did that blessed One
Not one sin was diminished
He paid our sin debt....every one
And cried out..."It is finished! "
The sun had to hide its face away
And earth in darkened wonder
Felt the weight of that Holy One
Who birthed it once in splendor

The story of Jesus still evokes
The thought of awesomeness
That God should love this world so much
He gave His Son no less
That in the "Resurrection" story
The power of faith is revealed
The stamp of assurance in our heart's
The Holy Spirit has sealed!

For up from the grave we too shall arise
Our Lord has deemed it so
With that same power that raised Him up
Will shall rise also
Then faith has it's fullest revelation
Seen to it by God's grace
For we shall see with our very own eyes
Our Saviour....face to face!

Copyright Gary James Smith
April 14, 2017 at 5:53 AM

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Submitted: Friday, April 14, 2017

Last Updated: Saturday, April 15, 2017

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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