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By Gary James Smith
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Much more abounding grace
Peace and liberty
Flows from the heart of those
Who enjoy eternity.

Yes, eternity in the present
Forgiveness for my sin
Christ Himself now rules and reigns
What joy I have within.

This life I have what living
Old things passed away
Every day with Jesus is
Sweeter than yesterday.

Heaven with all its glory
Awaits on the other side
I may go with the dead in Christ
Or ride up with His bride.

My gift from God, eternal life
A life that's sure worth knowing
The seed of faith "praise God" has been planted
The product keeps on growing.

Copyright Gary James Smith
Feb. 17, 1012 @ 11:00 p.m.


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Submitted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 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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