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Salvation Is Not
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By Gary James Smith
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Salvation is not just to say the few words

"Lord Jesus come into my heart"

But to be convicted of sin by the Spirit of God

And from evil to depart


No man can serve two masters

The Master Himself has said

You cannot live for self and the world

When you've been quickened from the dead


A new creature in Christ is the product

On display for the world to see

A turning from sin to the Saviour

The Light of the World lives in thee


The filthy rags of our righteousness

Have been washed in the blood of the Lamb

New garments He's given His children

On the authority of the Great I Am


From confession of the mouth to His Lordship

A heart believing from the dead He arose!

Springs a desire to live wondrously different

In the battle He's won over His foes


That sin nature still striving to slay me

Brings confrontation each day

But the Spirit of God living within

Gives victory as I yield Him His way


The Lord Jesus Christ has come into my heart

I know that He's living in me

My soul still afire with the prayer He has planted

Help me live this day Lord, unto Thee.


Copyright Gary James Smith

Jan. 9, 2008 @7:00 a.m.

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Submitted: Thursday, January 10, 2008

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2008

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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