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May I Prepare
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By Gary James Smith
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May I Prepare

May I prepare my heart today
To seek the living God
And make an exercise of faith
By reading His precious Word
To find a quiet place to pray
Where there's just my God and I
And meditate upon His Word
As it greets my watchful eye

Giving full attention too
This is the Living Word
And God was manifested in the flesh
As Jesus Christ the Lord
And as the Spirit leads me on
In the reading of its content
May it bring home forcibly
The fact that I must repent

For greater grace cannot be found
But within these sacred pages
It is the testimony of the redeemed
Both now and throughout the ages
That God in Christ came forth to save
And to give earth true elation
Behold the Son! Emmanuel!
The Author of Salvation!

O great and greatly to be praised
O come Emmanuel
And bring new birth by Thy Spirit
For You doeth all things well
And my reward for venturing thus
To seek Thee on this day
An unlimited resource from You Lord
As Your Spirit came to stay!

Copyright November 17 2018 3:43 AM

Gary James Smith

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Submitted: Saturday, November 17, 2018

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 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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