About the Author: Gary 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 children and the grandfather of 20 grand children.
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!
Having a wonderful library of old books Gary loves to read biographies of song writers of the past. 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.