Thursday, August 15, 2019

Giannini 517

Anthony sez, I came across this old beat up guitar dirt cheap. The soundboard has deep ridges in it but it plays really well and is great on the arthritic fingers for practicing.This Giannini model 517 was made in Brazil in 1965 from spruce and a laminated back and sides made of Brazilian Rosewood. I have played several solid wood Brazilians and have never heard one sustain as long as this well played one does. A chord sustains 16-17 seconds when moderately strummed, and you can hear your voice reverberate a good 14 seconds after singing a note into it. I cannot turn anything up on this model in particular other than one that was sold in Europe a while back. It DOES look like laminate as the grain is different inside and out. But WHAT GREAT laminate!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Great God Almighty





Great God Almighty, we are your offspring
Eternal Father,  Lord of everything
We sing hallelujah as our offering
Our hallelujah we sing

Great God Almighty, Christ to you we cling
You are our perfect prophet priest and King
We sing hosannah and our praises ring
to you hosannah we sing

Great God Almighty, Spirit, our lifespring
Convict and cover us beneath your wing
Come Holy Spirit and your comfort bring
Veni Spiritus we sing

Great God Almighty- You are Three In one
Immortal, Triune, Father, Spirit, Son
We lift our eyes up as we are undone
To you our praises we sing
Now Maranatha we sing
To you our praises we sing!

Anthony Foster
August 14, 2019



Jesus the Righteous One




Jesus the Righteous One
The only righteousness we’ve known
You make your righteousness our own
So we may come when day is done
To stand boldly b’fore your throne

Jesus the Righteous One
You are our perfect great High priest
Your intercede and never cease
You make atonement for our Sin
And give new life to begin again.

Lord plead our case
Our guilt erase
And into glory lead
Your many sons
The chosen ones-
You meet our very need.

Jesus the Righteous One
Plead our case before the throne
Make our unknown sin known
In this very time and place
So we can repent and find grace

Lord plead our case
Your blood bought grace
Shall cover all our sin
Till we shall stand
With empty hands
On mercy to depend.

Anthony Foster
August 13, 2019



Oh, Hunger and Thirst



May the Lord increase our hunger -Lord increase  our thirst
We hope to see the face of God -And see the curse reversed
We want to see our God-We want to be with God
Then we will be rightly awed-To know and understand our God

May this be our prime pursuit
To return unto our Righteous Root
With willing spirit and flesh that’s weak
His kingdom still we shall first seek
To know the Lord and make Him known,
Oh we hunger and thirst for You alone
Lord, we hunger and thirst for You!

This is our great desire-Into holiness to enquire
To have Our thirst quenched And see our hunger slaked
And Holy desires fulfiilled-For which our Spirit’s ache
Till we see our fond desires-Purified by Spirit fire

May this be our prime pursuit
To return unto our Righteous Root
With willing spirit and flesh that’s weak
His kingdom still we shall first seek
To know the Lord and make Him known,
Oh we hunger and thirst for You alone
Lord, we hunger and thirst for You!

Covered by the blood,Burning in the light
Washed in the living water, A living sacrifice
Now burn away the darkness that blinds us
Burn away the darkness that binds us

May this be our prime pursuit
To return unto our Righteous Root
With willing spirit and flesh that’s weak
His kingdom still we shall first seek
To know the Lord and make Him known,
Oh we hunger and thirst for You alone
Lord, we hunger and thirst for You!


Anthony Foster
August 13, 2019

The Gospel of the Glory of Christ


When we see the face of Christ,
we see the face of God.
And we see the glory of the face of Christ,
when we hear the story our souls are awed
At the gospel of his death and resurrection.
The surety of our reconciliation-
In the gospel of the glory of Christ,
who is the image of God.

At the cross he made himself nothing
Laid down his life and despised not the shame
To the glory of the Father
Things in heaven and on earth now lift up His name
And may he grant your desire,
To lift Him higher and higher
Through the gospel of the glory of Christ,
who is the image of God.

Bridge
So I will marvel at mercy
The imperishable power of grace
Doing his will in his way as he leads
Until one day I will see His face.

He entered into the grave that day
Made himself nothing  to serve
To become a propitiation
An atonement that we can’t deserve
Yet by his wounds we all are healed
Who have been by the Spirit sealed
By the gospel of the glory of Christ,
Who is the image of God.

2 Corinthians 4:4, 6
Philippians 2
Anthony Foster
August 13, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

God is the Strength of my Heart



Lord help me not yield to discouragement.
Help me to battle unbelief
When I am weak and my strength is spent
You are my rescue and my relief

My flesh and my heart may fail,
When it seems the world will surely prevail
When I am weary of my own endeavor,
God is the strength of my heart
God is the strength of my heart
God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

I feel so helpless and unable to cope.
My body is weary and my heart almost dead.
I am hanging and dangling at the end of my rope
Then I find I am held by an unbreakable thread

Bridge:
So whatever the reason
For this difficult season
You are my sword, and you are my shield
I will trust God and I will not yield.
Revive my soul! my soul restore!
My heart was exhausted, but you refresh it once more
It was dying of thirst and ready to fall
To the living water, God led my soul
And my life was revived
So I will follow as long as I am alive...

My flesh and my heart may fail,
When it seems the world will surely prevail
When I am weary of my own endeavor,
God is the strength of my heart
God is the strength of my heart
God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:26
Anthony Foster
July 24, 2019

I Will Follow You



To know Christ leads is blessedness
His care and comfort I confess
Whatever I do, wherever I am
I still am led by Jesus' hand.

When in the depths of deep despair
In triumph you lead me even there.
Here in the tempest or in paths of peace
His nail scarred hand I'll not release.

Through the valley of shadows You lead me
In the depths of my hunger You feed me
Lord, You provide for all my needs
And when I fail You intercede
When blood was required You chose to bleed
So I will follow You.

Lord, I would clasp your healing hand
then I have no need to understand
The mysteries life has reserved for me
For while you lead I need not see.

When my journey on this earth is done,
When, by your grace, the vict’ry’s won,
Then death’s embrace I will not fear
For then he 'll surely draw me near.

Through the valley of shadows You lead me
In the depths of my hunger You feed me
Lord, You provide for all my needs
And when I fail, You intercede
When blood was required You chose to bleed
So I will follow You.
Yes I will follow You,
Oh, I will follow You!

Anthony Foster
July 24, 2019