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What Magnitude Of Hatred
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By Gary James Smith
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What Magnitude Of Hatred

What magnitude of hatred
That men displayed that day
Satan turned them away from love
And thought he'd won the day
All of the miracles and blessings
Dismissed by a few cruel words
Crucify Him' cruciify Him
Was all the crowd had heard

No sin upon His record
Not one conviction.. none!
He asked if there were any record of such
And the crowd remained there numb
What were they in agitation of?
He said...that He could forgive sin
To them it was supreme blasphemy 
For they said it made Him God to them

But still He hung there in agony
With a heavy weight of love
Asking His heavenly Father to forgive them
And directed that prayer above 
Right to the very end of His life
His love did not diminish 
He forgave the repentant thief on his cross
And cried out it is finished!

O the victory to be revealed
On Resurrection day
Mary had quite a surprise awaiting
The joy of which she could not stay
She believed the angels story
That Christ had risen indeed
And  swiftly ran to tell the disciples
For sure their faith was increased

What ramifications we have for sin
If its punishment we have to bare
But praise God Jesus went to the Cross
To suffer in our stead there
O the precious blood of Jesus
Behold Him...innocence Supreme
When we accept by faith His work
His grace is given to men

There's Salvation in none other
Jesus holds the record for that
His Word the Highest evidence  for men
And that's an eternal fact
The Word become flesh amongst us
How can...how can it be
Praise God for that day and wonderful transaction
When He saved a sinner like me!

Hallelujah what a Saviour!

Copyright March q8  2020  11:37 AM

Gary James Smith

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Submitted: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Last Updated: Thursday, March 19, 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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