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Christ Is the Truth
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By Gary James Smith
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Christ Is the Truth

To the soul, who in our Lord doth lie,
Jesus gives a lullaby.
He quiets all our fears within,
When we confess known sin to Him.

He lightens all our pilgrim way,
He is our rest, our hope, our stay,
He lifts the load we cannot bear,
He gives us joy in our despair.

In Him we live, in Christ we stand,
While we journey to Immanuels Land!
Immanuel's Land, oh blissful joy.
Let harp, and psalm, and tongue employ!

Angels rejoice o'er sinner's redeemed
Where the name of Christ's esteemed!
While saints of old await us there,
Let us the message of Christ declare!

That God will pardon by the cross,
All the sheep who now are lost,
The Lamb was slain on Calvary's tree,
To save a sinful wretch like me!

Sinner hasten to Calvary,
Mercy's flowing there for thee.
The law made Christ accursed for us,
He died the Just for the unjust!

He defeated death, and sin, and hell,
My soul now sings, "All is well!"
He'll pardon all though vile as we,
For God's redeeming grace is free!

My righteousness I count but dung,
My faith is in the Lord Gods Son!
No works of mine, can 'er repay.
Christ is the truth, the life, the way!

Gary J. Smith Copyright February 15, 1977

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Submitted: Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Last Updated: Friday, May 18, 2012

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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