Saturday, June 18, 2022

Tremble

Oh look to me oh Lord as I pray

As I reckon with the truth that I have heard

Teach me to walk  the broken way

Lord I will tremble at your word...


Devastate my heart, and make me wise  

Till I am humble and contrite

A broken spirit you will not despise

Lord in my prayers I pray you will delight


I am so very far from your ideal

I am one unholy, broken mess

But as your presence you reveal

I find myself undone by holiness!

 

Lord I would listen as you call

I would answer quickly as you speak

I would worship You as all in all

A living sacrifice is what you seek


Make me upright as I stand in awe

Make me humble as my heart is stirred

I am weak but near to you I’ll draw

Lord I will tremble at your word


“This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.” “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” 

(Isaiah 66:2; Psalm 51:17)


June 18, 2022

Anthony Foster

Friday, June 10, 2022

We Bear the Marks of Mercy

 


Christ bore our sins upon the cross

Our griefs  and sorrows He bore

Jesus bears witness to the truth

That  lives forevermore


We bear the marks of mercy

We bear the gift of grace

We bear the fruit of righteousness

As we sojourn in this place


As we bear each others burdens

Christ’s sufferings we share

To God’s glory we  bear much fruit

As compassion lifts each prayer


We bear the marks of mercy

We bear the gift of grace

We bear the fruit of righteousness

As we sojourn in this place


Bridge

Lord your yoke is easy Your burden is light

Your grace is sufficient As we fight the good fight

You turn mourning to dancing When we’re suffering

The weight of your glory Yields hope as we sing


We bear the marks of mercy

We bear the gift of grace

We bear the fruit of righteousness

As we sojourn in this place


1 Peter 2:24

John 15:8

Isaiah 53:4

June 10, 2022

Anthony Foster

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

We Will Trim Our Lamps

We set all illusions and delusions aside

As Satan mounts his assault against the bride

But though the world, the flesh and the devil may assail

The Lord of Hosts who is our King will return to prevail


We will trim our lamps and await our King

We will persevere and to hope we'll cling

We will watch and wait while His Kingdom  comes

We will fight the fight till the victory's won


For the thief in the night is coming

You can see his day is dawning

Soon and very soon he will return

For that day we hope for that day we yearn


Satan rages on, Satan presses his attack

We will not succumb, we will not hold back

We declare the  truth  and the word we'll  tell

So to overcome the very gates of hell


So we'll run the race, we will watch and pray

We know not the hour it may be today

For the blessed hope is a promise sure

While we hold on fast we will endure

We will not be led astray!


For the thief in the night is coming,

You can see his day is dawning

Soon and very soon he will return

For that day we hope for that day we yearn


Yes,  the thief in the night is coming,

You can see his day is dawning

Soon and very soon He will return

For that day we hope for that day we yearn


Matthew 25:7

June 8, 2022

Anthony Foster

Monday, June 6, 2022

Confession

Oh Jesus please forgive my sin

This woeful state I’m drowning in

Strengthen me to rejoice here

Teach me Lord to persevere


I am stagnant, I am weak

Give me eyes so I may seek

To set my mind on things above

Jesus teach me perfect love


Jesus I come to confess

My unbelief, your righteousness

Let me find you in my distress

Give me faith  and nothing less…


I Lord renew my murky mind

Till your light again I find

A new creation you have made

But even so this lamb has strayed


Lord have mercy this I pray

Step by step and day by day

Help me Lord to overcome

Until I see your will be done.


Jesus I come to confess

My unbelief, your righteousness

Let me find you in my distress

Give me faith  and nothing less…


Anthony Foster

June 6, 2022

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Eternal Weight of Glory


The road is rough  and steep The narrow way calls as we  weep

I ache because, because I am- It is part of the righteous plan

In the fellowship of suffering We learn to groan as we sing.

Affliction is hard to bear We know life is not fair

We cry out in our pain Hoping loss will become gain

In the fellowship of suffering We become a living offering.


But this is not the end of the story-

This is how we learn to trust

God is working an eternal weight of glory-

As we hope against hope here in the dust

We learn to die for die we must.


Our days are full of grief Tempted unto unbelief

Amidst our  very pain Christ will verily sustain 

In the fellowship of suffering Death no longer has its sting

Now we shall be transformed Unto His death conformed

As we come this truth to know We will truly come to grow

In the fellowship of His suffering We find shelter ‘neath His wing.


Through suffering we persevere -Character will make us wise

God invests hope in every tear-And we shall see hope arise

Our hope of glory never dies-This glorious prize, let hope arise


For this is not the end of the story

This is how we learn to trust

God is working an eternal weight of glory

As we hope against hope here in the dust

As we learn to die for die we must.


Phil 3:10; Romans 5:1-5

June 5, 2022

Anthony Foster

Saturday, June 4, 2022

With Him We Shall Rise (This Hour of Power)

The devil, world, and flesh

All rage against God’s child

But mercies ever fresh

Will come when we’re reviled

As we go against the flow

Push against the tide

We grow and come to know

What it means to have died


For with Him we shall rise

His Word will give us wings

To soar o’er this world’s wise

With joy the Spirit brings


As we kick against the goads

God’s bridle we resist

We’ll stumble on the roads

O’er blessings we’ll have missed

For easy is the yoke 

and lo the burden light

When power we invoke

That comes through Jesus’ might


For with Him we shall rise

His Word will give us wings

To soar o’er this world’s wise

With joy the Spirit brings


So fight the worthy fight

Press on toward the mark

Go carry holy light

A beacon in the dark

We stand and persevere

Partaking of His power

The Kingdom it is here

And comes with every hour.


For with Him we shall rise

His Word will give us wings

To soar o’er this world’s wise

With joy the Spirit brings


June 4, 2022

Anthony Foster

Friday, June 3, 2022

Work In Us Lord

There are things too wonderful to know

For a heart that is anchored here below.

And blinded eyes will never see

To reckon this reality


Give us the vision to value the treasure

The pearl of great price with worth beyond measure

Draw us and keep us and do your good pleasure

Work In us Lord

Your will not ours-may it be done

Standing and working till your kingdom comes

Till we’re conformed to look like your Son

Work in us Lord

In us Lord

In us Lord


Bridge

To understand

The depths of sin

The sinking sand were dying in

We need new eyes

A heart set free

To realize our damned fantasy


Drenched in wonder now and fear

We’re undone as Love draws near

For wounded souls  who stand in need

He ever lives to intercede


Give us the vision to value the treasure

The pearl of great price with worth beyond measure

Draw us and keep us and do your good pleasure

Work In us Lord

Your will not ours may it be done

Standing and working till your kingdom comes

Till we’re conformed to look like your Son

Work in us Lord

In us Lord

In us Lord


June 3, 2022

Anthony Foster


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Tracks of TIme


Time is like a freight train that is rollin’ down the track

It knows its destination and its never turnin’ back

It runs a trail to glory, running till the journeys done

It won’t slow down for nobody-no not even one


It pulled out of the station on the day that you were born

Your time will grind you under if you don’t heed its horn

Sit back enjoy the journey cause you know that it wont last

You’re there before you know it cause this train is moving fast


Get aboard the gospel rail moving down the line

Rollin on that gospel trail on the tracks of time

You never know what’s coming up around the bend

Till you pull into the station and reach the journey’s end


As you’re passing every marker it will stay in memory

The junctions and the stations take you to eternity

So set your mind on Jesus cause he’s charted out the way

He is this trains conductor from these tracks he’ll never stray


Rollin like a river this train will not be delayed

It takes you home to safety so you need not be afraid

With Jesus at its throttle he’s  in charge as engineer

He laid the tracks and charts its course so you need never fear


Get aboard the gospel rail moving down the line

Rollin on that gospel trail on the tracks of time

You never know what’s coming up around the bend

Till you pull into the station and reach the journey’s end


May 25, 2022

Anthony Foster





Saturday, May 21, 2022

A Thousand Amens

I will praise you with an upright heart

When I learn your righteous rules 

From your precepts I will not depart

I will flee the way of fools

From worthless things I will turn my eyes

And I will confess my sins

Your testimonies make me wise

As I offer up a thousand amens


A thousand amens I will voice

A thousand amens as I rejoice

We have heard  The more sure word

Lord help me understand

It shall forever stand 

A thousand amens I shall declare

A thousand amens frame every prayer

We have heard the more sure word

Your precepts are my command

And in them I shall stand


With your Word Lord, guard my way

And it will keep my whole life pure

Your Word I’ve hidd’n in my heart today

For it is steadfast as it’s sure

Sweeter than the honey in the honeycomb

Your word is a lamp and a light

This is the saving source of true shalom

Lord, in it- I will delight


A thousand amens I will voice

A thousand amens as I rejoice

We have heard  The more sure word

Lord help me understand

It shall forever stand 

A thousand amens I shall declare

A thousand amens frame every prayer

We have heard the more sure word

Your precepts are my command

And in them I shall stand


Psalm 119 

Anthony Foster 

May 21, 2022

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Walking into Love

Start the journey, travel on

Up around the bend there’s another song

Don’t you mind the detours, son

With four rights you can’t go wrong


So turn, turn and you might return

This cycle you cannot resist

Changing key  to ones unlearned

Like a holy circle of fifths


So start the journey take the first steps

One foot in front of the other is enough

For all the rights you gave up others you have kept

On this sojourn the destination’s up above

Just keep walking, you’ll be walking into love


Keep on keeping on is what they say

Don’t look back, and don’t hesitate

You might find that there is no better way

Cause this road is narrow but it’s straight


So start the journey take the first steps

One foot in front of the other is enough

For all the rights you gave up others you have kept

On this sojourn the destination’s up above

Just keep walking, you’ll be walking into love


Anthony Foster

May 7, 2022