Sunday, July 14, 2024

Unsung Song



There is a song that one day we’ll be singing

A song of consummation ere long

But till that day the joy that hope is bringing

It will sustain our faith until we sing that song


But here and now the not yet seems so distant

The music falls on ears that strain to hear

The far off chords are still persistent

And they’re perceived by every faithful ear


There’s a harmony from creation

A symphony of praise

The music of the spheres foreign to the ears

Of the world and its wicked ways

But one day we will sing it together

The one-another will distill into one voice

And in unity we shall sing forever

When Jesus shows His face we will rejoice


The song was written before the world’s foundations

The worldly noise will seek to drown it  out 

But yet it beckons every generation

To learn the melody this world knows naught about


There’s a harmony from creation

A symphony of praise

The music of the spheres foreign to the ears

Of the world and its wicked ways

But one day we will sing it together

One another will distill to one voce

And in unity we shall sing forever

When Jesus shows His face we will rejoice


July 14, 2024

Anthony Foster


Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Beggarman

Dissolution

I have gone so much farther than I ought to have gone

Given my weak nature and my talent for wrong

God throws me again and again in to the deep

And I would surely have drowned if I was not in His keep


I am a beggar who has found a great feast

I was starving and cold like some wild feral beast

My heart had no home and my mind had no peace

But You seized me and showed me the way

So I want to tell others today.


Now I am forgiven, God calls me a saint

He has declared what I naturally ain’t

And what He ordains and declares to be true

Is the new reality that empowers what I should do.


I am not really as smart as men think

But here I sit at the table where I eat and I drink

I was needy and full of delusional pride

But I would not do well to hold this inside

Oh the goodness and grace the Lord provides


Now I am forgiven, God calls me a saint

He has declared what I naturally ain’t

And what He ordains and declares to be true

Is the new reality that empowers what I should do.

So I’m gonna do what He calls me to do


July 9, 2024

Anthony Foster

The Requirements

Do Justice


A righteous man will do justice

And I want to be a righteous man

So to do justice I must be just

Live by faith no longer sight to trust

This is the truth I must understand


A loving man will do justice

Oh just justifier, in You I will trust

You worked out your justice on the cross

Oh just justifier, In you I will trust

As I judge what your justice has cost

That your justice will be done through me

As I live by faith the world will see


I want to be a loving man

To be faithful to the truth as I walk in the light

To do the right thing in my Lord’s sight

This is required by God’s plan


Oh just justifier, in You I will trust

You worked out your justice on the cross

Oh just justifier, In you I will trust

As I judge what your justice has cost

That your justice will be done through me

As I live by faith the world will see


Love Mercy


Forgive us our sins as we forgive
May compassion mark all of our ways
We live in the grace and the mercy you give
You provide this gift so we give it away
Of your great mercy we will never tire
So Lord have mercy, May we give mercy
To model your mercy is what you require
So Lord have mercy, We must give mercy
We’ll gain it and give it
We’ll love it and live it
We’ll gain it and give it
We’ll love it and live it

Our faith and our hope will be shown
By the mercies we pour out as we serve
Only then the mercies of God will be known
For none of us get what we truly deserve
Of your great mercy we will never tire
So Lord have mercy, May we give mercy
To model your mercy is what you require
So Lord have mercy, We must give mercy
We’ll gain it and give it
We’ll love it and live it
We’ll gain it and give it
We’ll love it and live it


Walk Humbly


My dreams are no better than the next man’s

But no man is better than me

Oh to live with a right estimation

Of who I was created to be


I would walk humbly down here in the fire

I would let go of my worldly desires

I would walk in the way that the Lord requires

Help me walk humbly before you Lord!


But to think of others as better

Is all part of dying to self

It costs me my pride

But when to self I’ve died

I will gain the ultimate wealth


I would walk humbly down here in the fire

I would let go of my worldly desires

I would walk in the way that the Lord requires

Help me walk humbly before you Lord!


Micah 6:8

July 9, 2024

Anthony Foster


Monday, July 8, 2024

Trust in the Lord


Trust in the Lord with all your heart

Don’t lean on your own understanding

Take confidence and be assured

When on His promises you’re standing


Trust in the Lord with all your heart

Acknowledge Him in all your ways

For in and through  and to Him are all things

He is the Author of all of our days


So trust, trust, trust

In the One who formed us from the dust

So trust, trust, trust

In the One who declares us Just

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

Trust in the Lord with all your heart


Trust in the Lord with all your heart

And He will make your pathway straight

Trust in the Lord, Trust in the Lord

He delights when On His Will we wait


So trust, trust, trust

In the One who formed us from the dust

So trust, trust, trust

In the One who declares us Just

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

Trust in the Lord with all your heart


Proverbs 3:5-6; Romans 11:36; Psalm 147:11

Romans 3:26; Genesis 2:7; Psalm 139:16-17

July 8, 2024

Anthony Foster

Monday, June 24, 2024

Seed, Vine, and Tree



The Seed of the Woman Is Abraham’s Seed

The One Living Vine Will meet your greatest need

For Christ is the True Vine His branches are we

His life giving Spirit Flows through You and me


The Seed of the woman born by virgin birth

Not by man’s but by God’s will came to Earth

Planted here among us in wisdom He grew

And proceeded to do what He was sent to do


The Seed of the Woman lay buried and dead

He rose up again to crush the serpent’s head

Gospel seeds we are sowing Upon Holy ground

Will spring forth with fruit That will ever abound.


Now seeds that are sown shall not live lest they die

To be raised in glory when the harvest grows nigh

The True Israel-God’s own begotten Son

Will gather the harvest When the Day is done


The Tree of Life's growing In Immanuel’s land

It grows where it’s planted by God’s very hand

For Christ is the Tree of Life and Jesse’s root

The Cross is His planting and we are His fruit


June 24, 2024

Anthony Foster



Sunday, June 23, 2024

Beneath These Rolling Skies


So many things that we possess

Can be shaken till they fall

They cannot be relied upon

They’re not trustworthy at all

But we possess  a more sure Word

Truths that are unshaken

Unshakeable though all else fails

The Promise will not be forsaken


There is nothing stable

Beneath these rolling skies

Change is written on all things.

Time takes its toll as it flies


Our country is Immanuel's land- 

Hope fixed in heaven forever 

A stake in God’s ultimate plan

And joy this world cannot sever

We have a Savior and we have a King

We have a hope that prevails

We have assurance salvation brings

A promise that never fails


Bridge

Beyond the wreck of earthborn things

The rise and the fall of nations

We rejoice in treasure our Jesus brings

Secure in God- our salvation. 


There is nothing stable

Beneath these rolling skies

Change is written on all things.

Time takes its toll as it flies

Beneath these rolling skies

Beneath these rolling skies


Hebrews 12:27 

… In order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.

After a devotion by Charles Spurgeon

June 22, 2024

Anthony Foster