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I Use ti Think Lightly
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By Gary James Smith
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I USE TO THINK LIGHTLY

I use to think lightly of Jesus you know
When looking back to yonder years
I left Him as babe in a manger long ago
So devoid was I of Godly fear

Not knowing the Man on the cross who would die
So willingly die for my sin
Had created this world ...that both you and I
Could enjoy such forgiveness within

But love found a way to reach each wounded heart
As the Spirit revealed Christ as the Word
Now victory is ours through faith in the Son
Our Resurrection is Jesus the Lord!

So up from the grave ...we too shall arise
For Christ is now living in me
The fear of God gave me the beginning of wisdom
Once I was blind...now I see!

Calvary covered it all
His precious blood shed on the cross
Satan no longer had power over death
Nor sin or Hell suffer us loss

I no longer think lightly of Jesus you know
But have such a rapture divine
And love such that One who has loved long ago
For I'm His...and He now is mine!

Has that arrow of love ever pierced through your heart
As you see Him as God in the Son
So great a Salvation can be found in none other
Be saved by the crucified One!

Copyright July 19 2016. 5:25AM

GARY JAMES SMITH


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Submitted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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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