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Trade A Word Of Friendship
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By Gary James Smith
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Trade A Word Of Friendship

Trade a word of friendship
With those you meet each day
It may brighten up their world
And help them along life's way
Just a token of kindness
An earnest listening ear
They too have a story to tell
Provide that desire to hear

For sometimes in their busyness
Reigns a lonely heart
Craving for some real felt love
While their life is falling apart
And not knowing anything of
The love of God Supreme
Trade a word of friendship
God could use it for His means

"Try a little kindness"
That song it resonates
And impresses upon our heart
The desire to communicate
And share good news to a needy soul
There's a Saviour and He cares
Who can take our brokenness
And do immediate repairs

So in your daily environment
You may meet perchance
A lonely soul upon his way
Who seeks a second chance
God may well have lead you here
A divinely appointed trip
Say a prayer and remember too
Trade a word of Friendship!

Copyright December 7 2018 4:05 AM

Gary James Smith

Ps...the title lifted from George Bush's speech at his father's funeral service...

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Submitted: Friday, December 7, 2018

Last Updated: Saturday, December 8, 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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