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The Abiding Presence
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By Gary James Smith
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The Abiding Presence

The abiding presence of Jesus Christ
Is my strength for daily living
A continual praise from a sinner saved
What cause for great thanksgiving
Yes O the wonder of it all
That Jesus died for me
And showed me worth
Through the "new birth"
Praise God for Calvary

I find myself throughout each day
Saying a lot of "Thank You Lord's"
As simple as it sounds my friend
This is what grace affords
An extension to us sinners lost
"Come and know your God!"
And then the invitation there
Spelled out in the Word

There is a Redeemer and Jesus is His name
Yesterday... Today... Forever
Forever He'll remain
The Rock of Ages cleft for me
I'm on His promises standing
And I know one hundred percent
Where my soul is landing

Yes heaven has a place awaiting
For me on the other side
And I won't be there all alone
But with the church... His bride
I think that you can well imagine
In the midst of such a throng
When there with all the choir in heaven
We'll sing Redemption songs!

So are you feeling down a little
Let your faith take sight
Of all the people on this earth
Praise God we know the Light
The One who spoke it into being
Hallelujah He lives within
And by that holy Holy Spirit
We'll be forever more with Him

Copyright March 4 2018 6:30am

Gary James Smith

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Submitted: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Last Updated: Sunday, March 4, 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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