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Those Old Hymns
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By Gary James Smith
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Those old hymns are dynamite
When sung by hearts aflame
Who remember the stirrings within
When God's Word was proclaimed
To the depths of our hearts resounding
Receiving grace upon grace
Nothing like it this side of Heaven
When we sought the Master's face

And sin declared as an enemy
That kept us away from God
And the corruption of our hearts revealed
Through the preaching of the Word
Then the awakening of our souls
To that glorious Light
We knew if we repented of our sin
Everything would be alright

Then the hymns brought it home
The Spirit led us there
The Righteousness of God displayed
The Hope in our despair
The Cross our sure foundation
Where each of our sins were laid
Then the act of His Resurrection
His triumph over the grave

Those hymns made it all so clear
Their accomplishment with the Word
And made our understanding plain
In regards to the work of the Lord
And so they continue still today
Whenever I hear them sung
Reminds me of my so great Salvation
That led this sinner home!

Copyright December 12 2018 2:20 AM

Gary James Smith

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Submitted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 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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