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Invisible Chains
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By Gary James Smith
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Invisible chains that keep us in 
Continual bondage to our sin 
Gives us space to move around 
But fastened fast to demon ground 
Just enough to think us wise 
Is this devil in disguise 
The cause of all heartache and pain 
The "father of lies" is his name
When temptations come our way
We give in easily every day 
Bound with chains and shackles sore
Unaware how close "hell's door"
Death is distant so we say
Going merrily on our way
Seldom seeing circumstance 
Of bringing a change in life perchance 
But then it happens "jubilation "
God comes rescuing through Salvation 
All the chains are torn asunder
Which had caused our soul to plunder
Shackles too are then released
Now we have sweet joy and peace
Giving praises for our liberty 
To Him who wrought the victory 
What freedom for a soul to know
Now heavenbound and "safe in tow"
Glory living in the heart
That was given a new start
In our journey around every bend
Is our FOREVER  unfailing FRIEND 
WHO took our sin and slew it's power
Exchanging it for blessing showers
Who is the anchor of our soul
And offer Him complete control
For in those mighty arms of strength
We find our peace with God at length
No longer chained and in distress 
But clothed now in His righteousness 
Because the Lord has freely given
We are truly, truly living!
Copyright May 8 2015 1pm


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Submitted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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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