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This Is an Empty Tomb
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By Gary James Smith
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When Jesus Christ was lifted up
He drew all men to Him
He tasted death for every man
Drank the bitter cup of sin
With allegiance to His Father
He submitted to His will
Not my will but Thine be done
He headed to Calvary's Hill

With full forgiveness to the cross
He bore the mockery
As throngs of people round about
Witnessed His misery
A plucked beard and thorn crowned brow
Lashes bearing blood
Evidence upon His back
As there condemned He stood

Who knew no sin became for us
God's perfect sacrifice
Beheld those eyes the Lamb of God
Who did for us suffice
God was pleased to hang Him there
In spite of what it cost
He...the ransom for our sin
His death...to save the lost

As nails pierced His hands...his feet
Those drops of blood were shed
And earth received a watering
From Christ our living Head
Freely flowing from a pierced side
That blood spilt out for me
The sacrificial offering of
The man of Calvary

And earth shuddered as it witnessed
He...the great I Am
Soon to be our great Deliverer
How worthy is the Lamb!
Jesus knew from that very moment
When He left His mother's womb
The joy that earth would receive on hearing
This is an Empty Tomb!

Copyright March 28. 2017. 7:05AM


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Submitted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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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