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Most Things We Find That Are Empty
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By Gary James Smith
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Most Things We Find That Are Empty

Most things we find that are empty
With a facial expression of gloom
We wish that there was still some left
To relieve us of impending doom
The cookie in the cookie jar
The last piece of pizza too
Many things in our daily lives
Bring disappointment into view

Make inspection on your direction
Are you getting nearer to God
Or are you still drawn by the things of the world
Which are running over you roughshod
How long you've left off contemplating
O soul where are you destined too
Now's the time in decisions valley
To pray your way on through

He conquered death so resolutely
In that He rose again
And offers life so absolutely
When we are born again
And raises still a Hallelujah 
At the mention of His name
And holy, holy, holy, holy
Still gladdened saved sinner's proclaim!

Praise God for that blessed emptiness
The emptiness of the tomb
For the One who offers everlasting life
Came forth from a virgin womb
And sins blest Conqueror redeems
He is Salvation's story
Come lost soul be saved today
Repent and acknowledge His glory!

Hallelujah what a Saviour!

Copyright February 26  2020  6:15 PM

Gary James Smith


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Submitted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2020

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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