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Rooted and Grounded
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By Gary James Smith
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Rooted and Grounded

Rooted and grounded in love
What sure foundation this
Having our hope in Jesus Christ
A recipient of God's righteousness
The impact of sins forgiven
True joy replacing despair
And peace beyond all comprehension
All of these things we share

Beset by temptations and trials
Our faith endures each one
For watered we are by the Word of God
Strengthened by belief in the Son
And the Holy Spirit now leading
As we walk this pilgrim way
Growing in our faith and seeking
To do the will of the Father each day

With anticipation and certainty
We live out of His love
And seek to share our new found faith
Until we are called above
Planted in this so great Salvation
Praise God for His offering
With branches spread out in arms of love
Come now and meet the King!

No firmer foundation has this world ever known
A foundation that cannot be shaken
For man's greatest enemy the enemy called death
It's penalty our Lord's fully taken
A marvellous infinite change takes place
When we trust in that Crucified One
Come be ye saved and planted by faith
Then rooted and grounded in love

Copyright March 19 2018 8:41am

Gary James Smith


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Submitted: Monday, March 19, 2018

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 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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