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.

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Gary James Smith Poems

Thyself For Me

Thyself For Me

Thyself for me...Thy life for mine
No gift more precious O Saviour divine... more »

Prayer...The Essential Ingredient

Prayer...The Essential Ingredient

Prayer is the essential ingredient
To bring you to the Lord... more »

Hard To Describe

Hard To Describe

Hard to describe the blessedness
That comes from knowing Christ... more »

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Comments about Gary James Smith

Kumarmani Mahakul 22 Dec 2018 01:00
On behalf of all fellow poets, Poem Hunter Family and our Mahakul family we offer poet Gary James Smith born on 22 September,1946 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, as, ' Blessed Power.' This title is offered to him due to his high standard and long-time literary perseverance and service to God through poetry. From today onward he will be known as Blessed Power Gary James Smith. We hope, all fellow poets, visitors and people will like this.
Kumarmani Mahakul 22 Dec 2018 12:54
Gary James Smith is a great multi-talented, kindhearted and internationally acclaimed poet of this age. He writes poems from various fields but his is very skilled in writing philosophical poems which carry values for mankind and poet is very much devoted to God. He has high standard skill of writing and each poem is gem. We admire his valuable works. I know him very well and I have reviewed his poems earlier. I am astonished realizing his inner potential.