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Teach Me Lord
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By Gary James Smith
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Teach Me Lord

Teach me Lord to worship you
In Spirit and in truth
To have my heart set wholly on your will
To find a quiet place to pray
Set apart from all distractions
Resonating in my mind..."peace be still"!

To refocus once again my Lord
On the plight of all lost one's
Their emptiness of life that's meant to be
And the worthiness of Jesus Christ
The lover of our souls
Whose chief desire is to set the captives free

Stir the passion for the lost
Make my heart feel their pain
Mindful of the journey whence I came
Refresh my soul in your presence
Fill me with the Holy Spirit
This I ask in Jesus precious name

Copyright November2 2018 2:06pm

Gary James Smith


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Submitted: Friday, November 2, 2018

Last Updated: Sunday, November 4, 2018

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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