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The Burden
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By Gary James Smith
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THE BURDEN


 


The burden can only come through prayer


And it’s Holy Spirit driven


We cannot keep this to ourselves


That precious life we are given.


 


A relationship with our Lord Himself


A gift from God in Heaven


Puts us in a standing sure


Knowing we’ve been forgiven.


 


Our righteousness all filthy rags


He knows us through and through


It’s only when we come to Him


We find what He can do!


 


He takes that heavy weight of sin


Yes, every trial and care!


Removes it far as east from west


And places praises there.


 


Now relief a sure relief


An instantaneous deed


Seal of approval stamped upon


The ones He’s truly freed.


 


No longer I who lives within


For Christ now lives in me


Enabling to conquer every sin


That would steal this Liberty .


 


 


People now it's people Lord


The lost, You’ve come to save


This burden for the souls of men


We take it to the grave.


 


We cannot close our eyes at night


But what their peril see


And nestle in Your arms of faith


To pray for them with Thee.


 


And when You wake us through the night


It’s never a discomfort


But gives us opportunity more


To pray away in triumph!


 


For we know praise God we know


You are The God Almighty


Your Word shall not return unto You void


You do not hold it lightly.


 


But Hallowed is Thy Holy Name


The Alpha and Omega


Who spoke and all the world was made


And one day, You will shake it!


 


Sin, what price Christ had to pay


To make you be no more


But praise God for that Precious Blood


That opened Heaven’s Door!


 


In our hearts, when You reign


Our prayers are just for others


Not for things that we may want


But for sisters and for brothers.


 


Even enemies have a place


In our hearts for prayer


For Thou O Lord are a God


Spreading love everywhere.


 


Every good and perfect gift


Cometh down from Thee


Even our motivation Lord


To pray comes down from Thee.


 


So here I am again O Lord


You knoweth my petitions


May they be done with earnest, Lord


In broken hearted contrition.


 


 


Copyright Gary James Smith


Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:00 a.m.


GLORYBOUND:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/glorybound


Email Address:   garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca


 


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Submitted: Thursday, November 18, 2010

Last Updated: Friday, November 19, 2010

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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