Gary James Smith
Biography of Gary James Smith
Gary was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada in 1946 the 4 th child of a family of six. He completed his grade 12 before marrying his wife Linda in 1966. He is the father of 10 grown children and the grandfather of 23 grand children. Soon to be 24.
In Jan 1972 at the age of 25, he accepted the Lord as his personal Saviour. While attending a Bible Conference in Grand Rapids Michigan in Feb 1972 he surrendered his life to God after hearing a message on “Obedience” by an 82 year old preacher, Dr. Robert T. Ketchum. This was the most memorable week of his life, being saturated with the Word of God. Hallelujah! What a blessing!
His great love is the King James Bible and the old hymns of the faith.
Poems often come in the middle of the night, usually after reading God’s Word or a good Christian book, singing hymns of the faith or during his quiet time with God. The Holy Spirit impresses on the heart what to begin and the lines flow easily. This just has to be written down.
His belief in the all sufficiency of God as Christ the Saviour Who lowered Himself to become man causes him to think on these things that burden his heart. What lays heavy on his heart is the peril of the lost, the burden for their souls, and the need for Gods Word to be proclaimed so that revival will come and people respond before it is too late. This is our hope eternal that Christ suffered for us, bled and died then rose again. Hallelujah!
His desire is to encourage others with the simple gospel of Christ and also, that this ministry in poetry and song will be used for God’s glory and purpose. The expression of himself through poetry that God enables him to write has been shared with others from the beginning.
We never know when we set out to do a required task who it will affect or reach with the message of salvation.
Gary James Smith Poems
The Death Of Jesus Christ
THE DEATH OF jESUS CHRIST The death of Jesus Christ our Lord What grief, how gross, how gory
GOD'S PROMISES God's promise's are precious God's promise's are true
That Jesus Died For Me
THAT JESUS DIED FOR ME May the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Thy sight
The Old Rugged Cross Is Still New
THE OLD RUGGED CROSS IS STILL NEW Sounds like ancient things are past They don't often stay in view
DIG DEEPER Dig deeper in the word of God
God's Love Cannot Be Contained
GOD'S LOVE CANNOT BE CONTAINED God's love cannot be contained But poured out oil and wine
COMPOUND INTEREST Compound interest is our gain When witnessing for Christ
There Is No Stopping Joy
THERE IS NO STOPPING JOY There is no stopping joy From the heart that overflows
Joy Comes In The Morning
JOY COMES IN THE MORNING I could not see for the tears Flowing down my face
QUIET TIME A quiet time alone each day Is what one needs, a time to pray.
FACING TRIALS When in a vise grip of problems And another one's about to take place
Safe In My Father's Own Hand
SAFE IN MY FATHER’S OWN HAND I rejoice in the shadow Of the wings of the Almighty
Have Thine Own Way Lord
HAVE THINE OWN WAY LORD I'm here, I may not be all there, but I'm here Enjoying moment by moment the journey God has planned
A Childlike Faith
Give me a childlike faith Lord Childlike to believe Accepting without hesitation What I will receive
In My Own Wilderness
IN MY OWN WILDERNESS
I've walked in my own wilderness
It seemed like forty years
When sin begins to taunt my soul
It brings along its fears
But God has brought Deliverance
Time and time again