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I Rejoice in Jesus
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By Gary James Smith
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I rejoice in Jesus Christ
The lover of my soul
Fresh each day, manna from heaven
Enough to make me whole.

Bread of Heaven, Living Water
Sustenance Supreme
Fellowshipping moment by moment
A life that is serene.

When interruptions momentarily
Come to make their call
I send a prayer to my Master
He knows them one and all.

When laboured about with heavy laden
That seek to bring me down
I call upon the name of Jesus
He loves to hear that sound.

Immediate awareness in the morning
When I awake from sleep
I practice the presence of my Saviour
Who watcheth over His sheep.

Prayer begins its thankfulness
I begin my day with praise
And from that hallelujah chorus
I go about my ways.

The joy of the Lord is my strength
I joy and I rejoice
Not an arbitrary decision
I choose to make that choice.

Happy are the people who know their God
I know Him and I am blest
Put Him "Number One' in your life
Don't settle for second best.

Copyright Gary James Smith
Sept. 22, 2011

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Submitted: Friday, November 18, 2011

Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2011

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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