Friday, April 5, 2024

My God Will Deliver Me

:Lord, I cry out to you I am a wretched man

I do what I don’t want to do, I make such foolish plans

And what I really want to do, the narrow way to seek

My spirit may be willing, but you know my flesh is weak


Who will deliver me from this wretchedness?

Who will pull me from this miry mess?

My Savior and Lord will set me free

For my God will deliver me.


My God will deliver me

My God will deliver me

The source of sin put to the sword

Through Jesus Christ my Lord.


I may do the thing I hate, I may fall into sin

But if I repent and confess he will forgive and cleanse

I reckon myself dead to sin and gain the victory

Though evil will lie close at hand my God will deliver me


Who will deliver me from this wretchedness?

Who will pull me from this miry mess?

My Savior and Lord will set me free

For my God will deliver me.


Lord give me faith to believe your promises are true

Though you will not forsake me it matters what I do

If I will trust in the truth, the Truth will set me free

Through Jesus Christ and Christ alone God will deliver me


My God will deliver me

My God will deliver me

The source of sin put to the sword

Through Jesus Christ my Lord.


April 5, 2024

Romans 7:24-25

Anthony Foster 

Monday, April 1, 2024

The Victor

The Victory is Yours, oh King!-
Now claim what is your own

For with Your victory you bring
New life by grace alone

The Kingdom and the joy is yours-
For you did not despise

The shame of the cross that cures
Our wounds and makes us wise


Every inch of planet earth 

And all of heaven’s span

The universe declares your worth
And time is in your hand.

All this is yours, the throne, the crown
The name above all names

We declare your work and your renown
From age to age the same


Refrain

So to the victor goes the prize
and so your sovereign rule

Shall be exalted in men’s eyes, 
both wizened and the fool

Let every tongue your name confess
till  every bended knee 

Declares the victor’s righteousness 
and   proclaims Your victory


Now with Your very Body’s breath
We proclaim the blood that saves

For with your vict'ry over death
You have conquered the grave

So may this futile world give way-
transformed by holy light

As we shine forth help us, we pray
To fight the worthy fight


So in this moment and this hour
Lord  sanctify  our souls

As we live in resurrection power
Redeem and make us whole

As we work out what you’ve worked in,
may your image be restored

As we reckon ourselves dead to Sin
And give glory to You Lord


Refrain

So to the victor goes the prize
and so your sovereign rule

Shall be exalted in men’s eyes, 
both wizened and the fool

Let every tongue your name confess
till  every bended knee 

Declares the victor’s righteousness 
and   proclaims Your victory


Based on “A Liturgy of Praise for Christ Who Conquered Death”

Romans 6, Philippians 2

April 1, 2024

Anthony Foster






Thursday, March 21, 2024

Manna From Heaven


Man from Heaven, you are manna from heaven

Consecrated to us and sanctified 

Bread of heaven, purest bread without leaven

Bread of life feed us and we are satisfied


Our sustenance, our nourishment

Fed by you, we hunger no more

As we eat this bread we remember

You were broken to become an endless store


Man from Heaven, you are manna from heaven

Consecrated to us and sanctified 

Bread of heaven, purest bread without leaven

Bread of life feed us and we are satisfied


You met an impossible need

As you fed the hungry multitude

So as we hunger for more of You

Now You have become our final food


Bridge

You gave for us your very flesh

This is the only bread we need

Everyday you are there for us, ever fresh

So on you we will feed…

Your presence multiplied to us

In this Bread alone we trust...


Man from Heaven, you are manna from heaven

Consecrated to us and sanctified 

Bread of heaven, purest bread without leaven

Bread of life feed us and we are satisfied


March 21, 2024

Anthony Foster




Friday, March 15, 2024

Enlivened


You were speaking so clearly but I could not hear-
Until You enlivened my ear

I was deaf to your words -their meaning unclear-
Until you enlivened my ear

Then faith came by hearing with ears you made new

I heard your voice calling and I followed you

Came out from that grave  like you told me to do

When You enlivened my ear


Your light shown around me but I’d not realize-
Until You illumined my eyes

I saw words on a page but I was not wise-
Until You illumined my eyes

Then when you made my blind eyes to see

I could become what I was created to be

You transformed my life when your light fell on me

Yes Lord you illumined my eyes


I was not seeking so I could not find-
Until You awakened my mind

My thoughts were darkened but then your light shined-
When You awakened my mind

I didn’t know what I didn’t know

Tossed like a ship in the wind to and fro

Lost in a fantasy ‘til the Way you would show

For You have awakened my mind


My heart was far from you, tearing apart-
Until you converted my heart

It was hardened and stubborn till grace You’d impart 
When you converted my heart

You gave a heart of flesh for my heart of stone

A heart of deceit- broken and alone

Was devastated by the kindness you’ve shown

When you converted my heart


I had a void inside of me till you filled that hole-
When you regenerated my soul

Thought I was good but I was out of control-
Till you regenerated my soul

I was your enemy far from your way

No hope for the future, no peace for the day

Weary and worn with no prayers to pray

Till you regenerated my soul


Now my ears and eyes, my heart, soul and mind

Are in you  and through you and by you defined

Drawn, called, and quickened, the Truth I could find

With my ears and eyes, heart, soul and mind

With my ears and eyes, heart, soul and mind


Eph 1:18-19; Ps 18:28; Ro 12:1-2; John 9:39, 14:6

1 Peter 1:22-23;2 Cor 3:18; Mt 5:14-16, 18:3;

Jer 5:21; Ex 12:2; Is 42:15-19

March 15, 2024

Anthony Foster

Thursday, March 14, 2024

There is None Like You


You declare the end from the beginning

From ancient times things not yet done

Your will prevails and  Your counsel will stand 

O’er every time and every one


You do whatever You desire

What You appoint You will complete

You show mercy to all who trust.

Flowing down from Your Mercy Seat


Chorus

You will accomplish Your purpose

You’re God and there is none like You

There’s no other sov’reign ruler

You’re righteous in all that You do


No one can say to You “what have You done?”

Lord, no power can turn You back

You are unchangeable, all sufficient

Oh Lord, In You there is no lack


Oh God You are in the heavens

In justice Your council prevails

Lord You are never frustrated

Your design for us never fails


Bridge

Our deepest and highest  and our longest good

Is in knowing You Lord -That You be understood


You will accomplish Your purpose

You’re God and there is none like You

There’s no other sov’reign ruler

You’re righteous in all that You do


Isaiah 46:9-10; Romans 8:28; Psalm 84:11

Ephesians 2:7; Psalm 37:3–7; Proverbs 29:25

Daniel 4:35; Job 23:13–14; Psalm 115:3; Jeremiah 9:24


March 12, 2024

Anthony Foster

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Only the Blood


There is only one source of real righteousness

Only one fountain flows with full forgiveness

Only one wellspring to wash the sinner clean

Only one ransom that righteously redeems

There's only one price that can set the slave free

Just one covering for our iniquity

Just one peacemaker provides eternal peace

And one sacrifice that God’s wrath has appeased


Only the blood, only the blood, Only the blood of the lamb

Only the blood, only the blood, Only the blood of the lamb


There's only one balm to make the broken whole

There's only one way to cleanse a sin-sick soul

Only one cure that a shattered life can mend

Only one remedy to cast away sins 

Only one bath removes sin’s awful stain

There's only one expiation that attains

Only one sufficiency will purify

Only one sign causes death to pass us by


Only the blood, only the blood, Only the blood of the lamb

Only the blood, only the blood, Only the blood of the lamb


Only one redeeming fount flows from God’s throne

And one agent that for transgressions atones

There is only one sure propitiation

And only one sure source of our salvation

By the blood of covenant the curse is done

Reconciled by the blood, we shall overcome

One offering, one sufficient sacrifice

Only by the Blood, the Blood of Jesus Christ


Only the blood, only the blood, Only the blood of the lamb

Only the blood, only the blood, Only the blood of the lamb

Only the blood, only the blood, Only the blood of the lamb

Only the blood, only the blood, Only the blood of the lamb


1 Peter 1:19; Luke 22:20; Hebrews 9:22; Revelation 12:11

March 10, 2024

Anthony Foster