Gary James Smith

Rookie - 235 Points (Sept.22,1946 / Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario)

O What Shallow Lives We Live - Poem by Gary James Smith

O what shallow lives we live
When we neglect to pray
While others flounder around in sin
We turn the other way
No compassion in our hearts
As Jesus bids us too
But taking care of number one
They are number two

Such is not what our Saviour taught
Follow Me, be fishers of men
Swift we leave the way of the cross
Time and time again
But God does not leave us thus
But wooeth us by His love
Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven
Look ye to things above

He is the God of second chances
Make that three and four
Why I give today testimony of
Its many, many more
Soon that day, twill soon appear
When our work is done
Let me not live for self my Lord
But live for Christ the Son

All those people in my life
As circumstances arise
May I take them all from Thy hand
And press towards the prize
That high calling of God in Christ Jesus
I stand fast in that liberty
Press me into service Lord
So I may live for Thee.

Just a small reflection of
All You've done for me
Points once more to the cross
That cross of Calvary
Fresh the wounds that held You fast
But couldn't keep You down
Three days later You arose
Now wear that Victor's crown

I see the blood, the crimson blood
That blood that was shed for me
How foolish for me now to live
As if I am not free
But free to live a slave for Christ
And do His blessed will
Forgive me Lord for second thoughts
When You doth love me still.

I'll make prayer a companion
For it's with You, I commune
Give a sensitive spirit Lord
At morning, night and noon
No more a shallow Christian
Me, myself, and I
Knowing nothing but Christ crucified
Tis my soul's heart cry

Gary James Smith
February 15,2010

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 15, 2010

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