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Glad Remembrance
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By Gary James Smith
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GLAD REMEMBRANCE


 


I have a glad remembrance of


"My" Resurrection Day


When I, dead in trespasses and sin


Was given an exoneration "stay"


No more to be held against me were


The sins of all my past


But now "new life" in Jesus Christ


Was given me at last


 


What a Saviour was that Lord


Who took my penalty


And offered up Himself instead


To gain me liberty


Hope now birthed a resting place


In this heart of mine


Goodbye O "fear of death" forever


I've found "His riches" sublime


 


Salvation in my Saviour's name


In Him who shed His blood


Discarding grave clothes three days later


Showing Himself alive, our God!


And what a mighty God He is


Who stands, still in my place


My High Priest who lives forever


My "Resurrection's" Grace 


 


For Jesus Christ in regal robes


Brought forth emancipation


His righteousness in which I'm clothed


Has wrought "so great salvation"


With this new life I'm doubly blessed


I'm living here on earth


Waiting for the glory when


My loved one's find "new birth"


 


He's coming again O yes He is


O yes He is indeed


He's placed within each believing heart


A fertile spiritual seed


It will grow and keep on growing


For He waters them quite well


Heaven has an entrance for


Those delivered from Hell


 


Copyright December 6, 2014  9:30


 pm


 


:GARY JAMES SMITH


 


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Submitted: Sunday, December 7, 2014

Last Updated: Sunday, December 7, 2014

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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