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Today Afresh
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By Gary James Smith
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Today afresh I wait on Thee

I come to Thee in prayer

I praise Thy name continually

I worship with You there

I never feel alone again

Since I have asked You in

You came into my heart to stay

And forgave me all my sin


I experience daily Lord

The provision of Your grace

And moment by moment am recipient of

The presence of Thy face

Sure I sin a time or two

But not to the degree as before

Your Spirit is swift to quicken me

To make my standing sure


In holiness you walk my God

And if I am to follow

My profession should show reality

And not be one that's hollow

My voice should ring of praises sure

For in Thy name I trust

Who can give one life again?

But He who says "Ye must"


Ye must be born again says He

Yield ye to the Master

He saith not these words in vain

But learn them all the faster

Be swift to hear and slow to speak

Speak Lord thy servant heareth

Nor of men am I afraid

Tis only God I feareth


I have that love for my fellowman

That he should see as I

And not be blinded by this world

And miss the Saviour's cry

Father forgive them

For they know not what they do

All hail the power of Jesus name

I trust you'll praise Him too!


Copyright Gary James Smith

Aug.28, 2008 @  6.20 a.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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