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What A Tradeoff
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By Gary James Smith
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What A Tradeoff

What a tradeoff...my filthy rags
For God's righteousness
Cleansed by the Word sealed by the Spirit
Don't settle for anything less
Now with an everlasting hope
I'll praise the name of that One
My triune God expressed in three Persons
The Father...the Spirit...the Son

He who willingly took my sin
And made its debt owed paramount
Brought deliverance through His blood
That was shed at Calvary's fount
And love poured out at Calvary
Has a Hand of kindness still
Come taste and see that the Lord is good
Come repent and know God's will

Hallelujah there is no other name
Praise God for Jesus Christ
Love personified in a person
Who paid sins ransom price
And up from the grave He arose
To put to death old death
And give to mankind as a gift
The hope of eternal breath

Now I live because He lives
My life and Resurrection
The only One whoever came
And lived life to perfection
What amazing grace is this
My God how great Thou art
You took a sinner such as I
And changed my wicked heart

What a tradeoff... hallelujah!
Sin has met its match
And cords of love now bind me to Him
From sin I'm being detached
For I have a new found Saviour
Who cares for me so much
That He will bring me to His presence
Where sin no longer can touch!

Hallelujah what a Saviour!

Copyright July 12. 2019. 8:09 AM

Gary James Smith





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Submitted: Friday, July 12, 2019

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2019

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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