Friday, June 21, 2024

Winged Warriors


We are called to battle in this hour

We must carry on by Jesus’ power

Though Satan’s minions roil and rage

We take down the spirit of the age

Though bitter gravesites fill our eyes

We stand our ground with no disguise

In these times of crisis we contend

Truth must prevail; Truth we’ll defend


We are soldiers of the Light

Fighting the good and worthy fight

Until our Warrior King returns

We armor up and set His terms.

We will rise up on eagle's wings

Until the return of our Warrior King...


Bridge

And though we may grow weary

We have the power of Grace

When we are weak our Captain’s strong

Sufficient for the end of days.


We have a better, blessed hope

When in these trenches we must cope

We must turn our eyes above

To focus on unfailing Love

To take up the cross and hope to sing

We need God’s strong eagle’s wings

Our victories put Satan to shame

He turns and runs when we speak the Name.


We are soldiers of the Light

Fighting the good and worthy fight

We’ll sacrifice and we’ll contend

Until the very bitter end

We will rise up on eagle's wings

Until the return of our Warrior King...


June 21, 2024

Anthony Foster

Thursday, June 20, 2024

All the Treasures


All the treasures in this world
that move my heart to sing

Are the souls that decorate my life,
not worldly offerings

All the treasures of my life 

are given from above

They cannot be either bought or sold, 

they’re lingering in love


All the treasures that I own 

are the precious loves of mine

My wife and kids and family 

transcending space and time

Even pleasures I’ve been spared, 

the times I never knew

Will one day be revealed to me 

what I’m saved from and saved to


All the treasures, without measure

I am satisfied in these

All the pleasures of my treasures

Are more than this world sees.


For beyond this earthly sphere 

there are treasures yet unseen

There where my Lord has prepared 

place for the redeemed

Earthy treasures can’t compare 

to the treasure in my soul

That’s where eternity resides-

Christ my reason and my goal


For the greatest gift of all 

the pearl of matchless price

Is bound up in the Lord above 

and His final sacrifice

All the treasures of my life 

are given from above

They cannot be either bought or sold, 

they’re lingering in love


All the treasures, without measure

I am satisfied in these

All the pleasures of my treasures

Are more than this world sees.

More than this world sees.


June 20, 2024 (first day of summer)

Anthony Foster





Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Thirsty

We are strangers, we are aliens

We are exiled homo sapiens

Wandering in the wilderness

Pilgrims in this mortal mess


In this land that is not our own

With fire in the belly, fire in the bones

Yet here our souls get parched and dry

It would be such gain to die


We are thirsty, quench our thirst

Living water reverse the curse

Let us drink deeply hear our cry

Till our desert souls are satisfied


We languish in a barren land

Of shifting winds and shifting sand

Wandering and wondering when

We will see what might have been


We are seeking the latter rains

Where the main things become plain

We seek solace from the sun

In the wilderness we’re undone 


We are thirsty, quench our thirst

Living water reverse the curse

Let us drink deeply, hear our cry

Till our desert souls are satisfied


All delusions are burned away

All illusions now give sway

To the good the beautiful and true

When kingdom come we find in You.


We are thirsty, quench our thirst

Living water reverse the curse

Let us drink deeply , hear our cry

Till our desert souls are satisfied


June 18,2024

Anthony Foster


Saturday, June 15, 2024

Keep In Step

We must run the race-at the Spirit's pace

Vision clears as we draw near

Till we see God face to face

Walk by faith not sight-Walking in the light

There where reason and feelings

Reckon reality right


We may fall on our face-Or headlong on Grace 

If we want to follow

We must adjust our pace

Let the spirit lead-If we would be freed

To draw nearer still

As together we proceed


Chorus

Let’s not hesitate-Keep a steady gait

As we walk this journey

On a road narrow and straight

As we approach the day of reckoning

The celestial city is beckoning

Ever louder as we draw near it

Keep in step with the Spirit

If you go right you’ll never go wrong

And Step by step you’ll get along.


As we proceed to home-We won’t walk alone 

There with kindred spirits 

This is not the great unknown

Focus on the facts-Feelings yield to acts

Set your hand to the plough

And never look back


As in step we keep-Holy  currents will sweep

Us into Grace that rages

Like a river running deep

We'll arrive ere long-We will not go wrong

One foot in front of another

To the beat of Spirit song


Let’s not hesitate-Keep a steady gait

As we walk this journey

On a road narrow and straight

As we approach the day of reckoning

The celestial city is beckoning

Ever louder as we draw near it

Keep in step with the Spirit

If you go right you’ll never go wrong

And step by step you’ll get along.


June 15, 2024

Anthony Foster


Monday, June 10, 2024

Song of the Victor

 

Victory Cenotaph

If you're facing persecution

If there’s conflict in your mind

Engaged in spiritual warfare,

Dangers rise before, behind

The Lord of angel armies

With His holy heavenly hosts 

Will deliver and protect you

Will deliver and protect you

He'll deliver and protect you

So in our Captain we shall boast


It is God who fights our battle

And our Jesus  wins the war

So when Satan rages cruelly

Know the battle is the Lord’s

It is God who is our victory

He is for us, evermore

So no foe prevails against us

So no foe prevails against us

So no foe prevails against us

For the battle is the Lord’s


Now put on the mighty armor

The breastplate and the shield

To bring down lofty arguments

So to fight and never yield

Don the helmet of salvation

Don the belt, the shoes, the sword

For our Warrior King leads onward

For our Warrior King leads onward

Yes, our Warrior King leads onward

And the battle is the Lord’s


It is God who fights our battle

And our Jesus  wins the war

So when Satan rages cruelly

Know the battle is the Lord’s

It is God who is our victory

He is for us, evermore

So no foe prevails against us

So no foe prevails against us

So no foe prevails against us

For the battle is the Lord’s


June 10, 2024

Anthony Foster