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So Few Years So few years we have
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By Gary James Smith
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So Few Years

So few years we have in time
To prepare for eternity
The devil tries to dismiss the thought
There's a death for you and me
We think we are invincible 
And life will just go on
Before you know it we reached old age
And a lot of our friends are gone

The obituary column is now more recognized
At the revealing of the names
We can't believe so and so died
Soon our life will be the same
Our constant daily reminder
That death passes to us all
Best to prepare for eternity
Before our life gets that final call

Why do we yet procrastinate
When it comes to terms with God
Thinking things will work out alright
Having never checked out His Word
There's a Salvation worth talking about
And praise God it is free
When we do repentance from a broken heart
There's a blessed eternity!

God has wanted to touch base with you
From the time that you were born
He has observed you every moment 
From the evening to early morn
Catch the Spirit's beckonings 
He may be leading you to pray
Call upon the name of the Lord
While yet it is called today

There was a place called Calvary
On a hill not far away
Where a Saviour took our penalty
And bore God's wrath one day
So we could live victoriously
With a promise of eternity 
Praise God for the Resurrection and the Life
That now lives inside of me!

Maybe this could be your moment
The time of understanding has come
Death will be your visitation
And then where will be your home
I'd rather make reservations now
With the One Who made this world
That name that is above every other name
Which is Jesus Christ the Lord!

Hallelujah what a Saviour!

Copyright August 2  2020  7:33 PM

Gary James Smith


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Submitted: Sunday, August 2, 2020

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 4, 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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