Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Raise the Ebenezer

Our Savior’s power ever shows
He has defeated all our foes
For on the third day He arose
All things beyond this He’ll provide
He surely watches oe’r His own
And cares for every child he’s known
He shall vouchsafe us safely home
If in His grace we will abide

So let the devil do his worst
For when we hunger and we thirst
We shall remember last and first
The perfect providence of God
Our Ebenezers we shall raise
To Father’s glory and His praise
And we’ll remember all our days
The gracious providence of God

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Raise up the Ebenezer high
And on His providence rely
And let the world hear our cry
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, praise His name
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, praise His name
So we shall remember 
Our shield and defender
And worship we’ll render
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, praise His name
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, praise His name

We will sing hallelujah as we see
The stones shall spark our memory
Then we shall fall on bended knee
And hail the providence of God
Each stone of help that we shall raise
Will be a monument of praise
And we’ll remember all our days
The loving providence of God
The all wise providence of God
The perfect providence of God

Anthony Foster
September 15, 2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021

A More Sure Love

A more sure love 
A playful and pure love
A forever to endure love
That’s what we’ve got
A more true love
Everyday to renew love
It’s an all we can do love
That’s more than a lot.

And all these years later
Our love‘s even greater
And our talk ‘s even straighter 
Than when we began
Through the trials and tests
We have learned what is best
For each other is blessed
When we stick to God’s plan

A more tried love
A devoid of pride love
For the tears we’ve cried, love
Have caused us to grow
A patient and kind love
Make the ties that bind love
For those who will find love
We pray they will know

That someday years later
Your love‘s even greater
And your talk ‘s even straighter 
Than when you began
Through the trials and tests
Hope you’ve learned what is best
And each other is blessed
Cause you stuck to God’s plan

September 10, 2021
Anticipating our 44th wedding anniversary on September 24
Anthony Foster


My Soul’s Lament


Dead to this world alive to what is true
To die to earthly things that I’ve pursued
Wood hay and stubble I have acquired
May they burn away in your purifying fire
The holy fire of new desire

O’er my sin make me weep, 
By your kindness my heart keep
Lead me to confess and repent, 
This is my sorrowed soul’s lament.

To hate my sin and then to turn
From what I hate and then to yearn
For righteous fervor to replace
These depths of darkness fill with grace
Restore the rubble and the waste

Over my darkness let me grieve
May I mourn enough to make me leave
Yea, cast aside the old man’s bent
This is my sorrowed soul’s lament.

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To you the Living God My heart and flesh cry out
You are the only solace I can see
Redeem this slave to iniquity and doubt
Break my chains and set me free

Reaping what I have sown today
Forgive my failure to obey
Oh let my self-veiled heart be rent
This is my sorrowed soul’s lament.

September 12, 2021
Anthony Foster

 

I Pray Thee Lord

I pray thee Lord your will to learn
It is no secret to discern
It is not hidden or concealed
Your wisdom in your Word’s revealed

Open my eyes
Lord make me wise
For you will be my treasure and my prize
Open my ears
Lord make me hear
And then to heed by faith and fain my fear

A lamp unto my feet, unto my path a light
The very source of truth and sight
Your very wisdom is my need
I would follow where Your Spirit leads

Open my eyes
Lord make me wise
For You will be my treasure and my prize
Open my ears
Lord make me hear
And then to heed by faith and fain my fear

Open my soul 
To your Spirit’s control
Then folly will fall and my heart will be whole
 
James 1
September 12, 2021
Anthony Foster

Christ is All



Christ is all, and in all
Christ is all, and in all
So on our knees we shall fall.
Christ is all, and in all!

This is the truth that we confess
Christ alone is our righteousness
Let us declare with minds agreeing
In Him we live and move and have our being

Christ is all, and in all
Christ is all, and in all
So on our knees we shall fall.
Christ is all, and in all!

For of Him and though Him and to Him are all things
In heaven and earth  all of creation sings
No one else has the words of Truth but you alone
There is no other reality that can be known

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And so by grace we now confess
He is the source of  blessedness.
In Him alone is hope and righteousness
In Him alone our refuge and our rest

Christ is all, and in all
Christ is all, and in all
So on our knees we shall fall.
Christ is all, and in all!

Colossians 3:11
Acts 17:28
September 12, 2021
Anthony Foster




 

Isaiah 26:3



Anxiety flees before the Lord of peace
And you can surely be released
Beyond our understanding His peace Christ gives
So let it rule in your heart, let it live…

The peace of God will guard our hearts 
And in Christ Jesus guard our minds
For perfect peace the Lord imparts
The one who seeks Him surely  finds

Sow in peace and you will reap 
The harvest of righteousness 
In perfect peace the Lord will keep
The one who in Him rests

Let not your heart be troubled
Let not your heart be troubled
Let not your heart be troubled

For if on God your mind is stayed
And your petitions you have prayed
You will keep him in perfect peace 
whose mind is stayed on you.

September 12, 2021
Anthony Foster

 

Let Righteousness Roll

Let justice prevail, Let righteousness roll…
The right will not fail for the Lord’s in control
Darkness is negated at the end of the story
It’s all consummated and God gets the glory

So let righteousness roll, let righteousness roll
Flowing down like a stream 
That fulfills all our dreams
In its glorious goal
All will be made right when faith becomes sight
So stand in the light and let righteousness roll.

So let mercy lead and do what is just
Get down on your knees and learn how to trust
God’s purpose can’t fail, Do the next right thing
His truth shall prevail – you can hear heaven sing

So let righteousness roll, let righteousness roll
Flowing down like a stream 
That fulfills all our dreams
In its glorious goal
All will be made right when faith becomes sight
So stand in the light and let righteousness roll.

So let righteousness roll, let righteousness roll
Flowing down like a stream 
That fulfills all our dreams
In its glorious goal
All will be made right when faith becomes sight
So stand in the light and let righteousness roll.
All will be made right when faith becomes sight
So stand in the light and let righteousness roll.

Amos 5:24
September 11, 2021
20th anniversary of 9-11-2001
Anthony Foster