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Give Me the Heart of a Father
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By Gary James Smith
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GIVE ME THE HEART OF A FATHER


 


Lord give me the heart of a father


Who is constantly on alert


Who senses the slightest indication of


A child who may be hurt


Not just the wee little children


To whom we're at their beck and call


But the adult children as well Lord


Who have suffered another fall


 


The tell tale signs indicators


Of something that's gone awry


The joyfullness missing in demeanor


The tear coming down from their eye


The silence that strains conversation


The unknowing factors as well


Life's enumerable situations


All have a story to tell


 


You told us to pray without ceasing


You knew what we had to forego


You give us the grace to rejoice in


As trials come blow upon blow


What great burden bearer Lord Jesus


We come casting all of our cares


You in Your strength do uphold us


No trial catches You unawares


 


In weakness we falter and stumble


Unable to do what we should


It is only in prayer unto You Lord


You unravel and make understood


Praise God we can call upon Your name 


Our shelter in the time of storm


May it not be a happen chance matter


But to us, be our daily norm.


 


 


Copyright Gary James Smith


Aug.27/2008 @ l0.50 p.m.


 


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Submitted: Thursday, August 28, 2008

Last Updated: Friday, August 29, 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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