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I Know the Author
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By Gary James Smith
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I Know the Author

I know the Author of Salvation
In a personal way
For I met Him at the crossroads
With my life in disarray
Little did I know then
How much He'd mean to me
How His death upon a cross
Would obtain my liberty

And that His blood so precious
Tainted not with sin
Because of His birth by the Spirit
Would give " new life" in Him
Slowly it came together
Until I saw the Light
Darkness turned to dawning
It was the ending of my night

His Word with penetration
Entered my mind and heart
I saw there was such hope in Him
A chance for a new start
And Hell became a passing word
No longer could it hold
A spell over me as such
When God's truth took hold

The Author and the Finisher
Christ...the Great I Am
The Alpha and Omega
The Beginning and the End
Still He is my All in All
All to Him I owe
For my Lord is Everything
You could ever want to know

In His pages so Divine
There's wealth that is untold
Mine those riches while there's time
Don't wait until you're old
In your youth come find King Jesus
Heaven's finest offering
Who sealed the Book of Life with blood
Our God can make you sing

And from a heart before found vacant
Of any touch from God
Comes a chorus of hallelujah's
His Word divine has Stood
And in the pages of that Word
The Cross it standeth fast
For there our Christ still lifted up
Can forgive you all your past

Copyright October 13 2017 4:42AM

Gary James Smith





 


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Submitted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Last Updated: Saturday, October 14, 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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