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Lord You Carried My Heart Captive
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By Gary James Smith
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Lord You Carried My Heart Captive

Lord You carried my heart captive
When You meted out Your love
All I knew was earthly things
Until I read Your Word
But when I recognized my sin
For what it really was
The more I sensed Your holiness
And understood Christ's cause!

The Spirit lead me deeper still
And Your Word then magnified
The purpose of Lord Jesus's life 
And the reason that He died
I should have born my debt of sins 
With all of their disgrace
But Lord You gave Your Son instead
And in return You offered grace...

How could I reject such a love
Such a love that ransomed me
Your goodness brought me to repentance
I had to bow my knees
For Your shed blood has healing power
There's power in the blood!
And every heart that trusts in Jesus
Receives God's mercy flood!

My heart still remains captivated 
It has no want for release
For Thou O Lord art like none other
You're the cure for sin's disease
You have power to raise the dead
And I know Lord You raised me
For by Your Spirit now living within
I have the assurance of eternity!

Hallelujah what a Saviour!

Copyright December 22 2021 10:05 AM

Gary James Smith

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Submitted: Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, December 23, 2021

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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