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We Cannot Purchase
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By Gary James Smith
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We Cannot Purchase

We cannot purchase Salvation
For it is a gift from above
Freely offered upon repentance
Bestowed on us by God
The indwelling of the Spirit
Seals it to our heart
We are given the Companionship
Of one who'll never depart

A gift above all others
Not another can compare
Cleaning up our lives within
And infusing it with prayer
Emitting praises more easily
Then it ever had before
Lifting our hearts to Jesus Christ
We will praise Him forever more

For that gift that keeps on giving
What an offering so divine
His shed blood the purchase price
To make Salvation mine
And in that precious Word of God
It is written indeed it is
Now we have a light to our path
To guide us while we live

So take heart fellow travelers
May be you never knew
There's a God in Heaven above
Who has a gift for you
Your admission that you're a sinner
And a turning from that way
Will present to you Salvation's gift
Will you make it yours today?

Copyright February 2 2018 6:12AM

Gary James Smith

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Submitted: Friday, February 2, 2018

Last Updated: Saturday, February 3, 2018

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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