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I Have a Deep Appreciation
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By Gary James Smith
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I have a deep appreciation for
The Christ of Calvary
Who took upon Himself my debt
And died to set me free
And O what love that He bestowed
Upon myself that day
When I believed and received
The Life, the Truth, the Way

He took up residence in my heart
I'm never now alone
Him indwelling by His Spirit
Will lead me safely home
And now when I lay down to sleep
I needn't ever fear
For I am anchored by His love
So precious and so dear

I look around and see the hearts
That live in constant pain
Who never seem to call upon God
Nor trust in Jesus name
Grant dear Father that I pray
For them that they may see
That life begins to take on hope
When truly they believe

For You dear Lord Have come to seek
And to save the lost
You poured out love so lavishly
You proved it at the cross
So take the Word and magnify
There's power in the blood
If you repent of your sin
You'll know the love of God!

And O what love it is to know
That sins are washed away
Living with a clean slate now
And learning how to pray
And may I further add to this
It is a "so great Salvation! "
For that dear Lord I'm thankful
And I have a deep appreciation!

Copyright October 24 2015 1:02AM

Gary James Smith


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Submitted: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Last Updated: Saturday, October 24, 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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