Biography of Gary James Smith
Gary was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada in 1946 the 4th 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 25 grand children and 4 great-grandchildren.
In Jan 1972 at the age of 25, he accepted the Lord as his personal Saviour. Then, 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.
- The Miracle Of Christ's Birth -new-
- How Sad To See -new-
- The Exhibition Of Creation -new-
- O When God -new-
- O The Work And Worth -new-
- It's All In The Book...Take A Look -new-
- Imagine The Heart's -new-
- Don't Go Through The Stop Signs -new-
- The Word Of God Is Our Hallelujah
- I Have Thanksgiving Praises
- God Always Shows Up
- I'm Enjoying God's Air
- The Resurrection
- Hold These Words
Gary James Smith Poems
Thyself for me...Thy life for mine
No gift more precious O Saviour divine
The death of Jesus Christ our Lord
What grief, how gross, how gory
God is big on forgiveness
With the deepest of penetration
God's promise's are precious
God's promise's are true
Help me Lord to not give in
To a mindset of my own making
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