Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Maranatha, Jesus


Hallowed be Your Name Lord-Trusted Be your Word
Spirit move men to believe-To obey the news they’ve heard
Lord, grant to us a strong faith –not to fear what this world fears
So we cry out for wisdom  and we know that our God hears

Maranatha Jesus, let your Kingdom come
Maranatha Jesus, Let Your will be done
Bring Your throne down to this earth
So that the world will know your worth
And that Your word is true
So they might worship you

May your commandments be obeyed  -Make us come to love your laws
That we might not profane your name-Make your name our only cause.
You show yourself to be Holy-Make your name be glorified 
Let it be our dread to disobey-Then beneath your wings we’ll hide.

Maranatha Jesus, let your Kingdom come
Maranatha Jesus, Let Your will be done
Bring Your throne down to this earth
So that the world will know your worth
And that Your word is true
So they might worship you

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Let the nations be glad
For you have sprinkled them
That your Kingdom shall come
With every tongue and tribe of men.

Maranatha Jesus, let your Kingdom come
Maranatha Jesus, Let Your will be done
Bring Your throne down to this earth
So that the world will know your worth
And that Your word is true
So they might worship you

November 18, 2020
Anthony Foster

 



Hallowed



Father in heaven may your Name 
Be hallowed by everyone
Make our lives a means  for men
To honor the Holy One 

By our love may they  love your name 
and reverence and praise  your name
and cherish and treasure your name
Sanctify and  glorify your name 

Father Establish your Kingdom, make it come 
And make your righteous will to be done
As in Heaven, so let it be on earth
Make our obedience declare your worth

 In your providence give us  food for today
Just enough to sustain us is what we pray
Father forgive us as we repent  of our sin
As we forgive  those who ask to be forgiven

Lead us not into temptation
Deliver us from the evil one
Hallowed be your Holy name
We Sanctify your Holy name

For Yours is the Kingdom
Yours is the Power
For Yours is the glory
Now and forever

So be it, Amen
Hallowed be your name Lord
Let it be so, Amen
Hallowed be your Holy name

November 18, 2020
Anthony Foster

 

Head in the Clouds (Don't Lose Your Mind)


Some folks work an assembly line and are bound to punch that clock
I live in a place out of time cause somebody rolled my rock
It's got nothin' to do with politics and nothing to do with fate
I gave it all to the man upstairs  and in turn He set me straight.
Or was that the other way around...

You don't have to lose your mind to find your soul
You just have to lose your life to find it.
Nothin' in this world can make you whole
Cause this too shall surely pass If you don't mind it
With my head on the ground and my feet in the clouds
I just want to go out and play
But with my head in the clouds and my feet on the ground
I'll let  go of my worries today

Some folks get their undies in a wad when they don't get their way
And some folks just keep silent cause they got nothing worthy to say
With all this stinkin' thinkin' goin' round  no wonder they are so sad
My momma used to tell me well if you're mad, then you can just get glad 
Or was that the other way around...

You don't have to lose your mind to find your soul
You just have to lose your life to find it.
Nothin' in this world can make you whole
Cause this too shall surely pass If you don't mind it
With my head on the ground and my feet in the clouds
I just want to go out and play
With my head in the clouds and my feet on the ground
I'll let  go of my worries today.


November Friday 13, 2020
Anthony Foster



A Hymn of Praise to Our God

Glory, glory, we adore You
You are our God and You alone
We declare with hearts confessing
There is no other Lord that we have known

But now our praise demands repentance
Conviction shows we’ve been untrue
Words of praise ring starkly hollow
For other treasures we pursue.

Lord we believe! Lord Help our unbelief
Lord may your Spirit turn our fine words to grief
Give us the gift of repentance from Sin
As your beloved children cleanse us again!
For you will purify
The soul that seeks to die
To all pursuits except for one
To seek your Kingdom and see it done
For then our hearts can truly praise
The author of our days and ways
Then in us you’ll be glorified
And we will be truly satisfied

Make our praise a sweet aroma
Inhabit  our praise as we draw near
Turn our doubting into trusting
Fill our hearts with holy fear

Lord we believe! Lord Help our unbelief
Lord may your Spirit turn our fine words to grief
Give us the gift of repentance from Sin
As your beloved children cleanse us again!
For you will purify
The soul that seeks to die
To all pursuits except for one
To seek your Kingdom and see it done
For then our hearts can truly praise
The author of our days and ways
Then in us you’ll be glorified
And we will be truly satisfied

November 18, 2020
Anthony Foster

Who is Like Our God?

Christ can turn us from our selfish ways
He can turn us from our sins today
He can turn our trials into praise
Who is like our God?
He spares us from calamities
Even ones we cannot see
And from our chains he’ll  set us free
Who is like our God?

Above every ruler. Above every name. 
For all time. Forever set apart
The power of Christ age to age the same
Only His power can change the heart
Who is Like Our God?
Who is Like Our God?
In Him and through Him and to Him are all things
Who is Like Our God?

What men mean for evil he turns to good
He works all things like we never could
He makes mystery to be understood
Who is like our God?
He works his purpose out in us
He makes glory out of dust
He gives to us the will to trust
Who is like our God?

Above every ruler. Above every name. 
For all time. Forever set apart
The power of Christ,  age to age the same
Only His power can change the heart
Who is Like Our God?
Who is Like Our God?
In Him and through Him and to Him are all things
Who is Like Our God?


November 18, 2020
Anthony Foster


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

My Shepherd Will Defend Me

Though life’s rocky rugged road would upend me
‘Midst its dangers My Shepherd will defend me
He has sought me when I strayed
So I will not be afraid
I put my trust in Him

This world’s predators would hope to befriend me
But from their wiles My Shepherd will defend me
He will fight on my behalf
With His mighty rod and staff
I put my trust in Him

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He will lead me to the paths  where I’ll flourish
He will see that  I am fed and I am nourished
Till I’ve finally understood
He is wise and He is good
I put my trust in Him

When I fall and I am broken he will mend me
When I’m helpless my shepherd will defend me
He will lift and carry me
To a place prepared for me
I put my trust in Him

Through the valley of the shadowlands He’ll tend me
From its snares and cares My shepherd will defend me
He will keep me to the end
So on Him I will depend
I put my trust in Him
I put my trust in Him
I put my trust in Him

Anthony Foster
November 17, 2020

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Open the Eyes of our Hearts



Open the eyes of our hearts
That we might clearly see 
The hope of our sure calling
The riches of Your glory
Give us a glimpse of our eternity

Open the eyes of our hearts
That we might clearly see
The inheritance Christ has in us
What was and comes to be
As promises become reality

Lord give the Spirit of Wisdom
That we might understand
Reveal to us the knowledge
Of our Christ and of His plan
And then with hearts enlightened
The truth within your Word
Will teach us all we need to know
Our souls and minds to gird.

Open the eyes of our hearts
That we might clearly see
The greatness without measure
His power toward all who believe
Help us see with clarity.

Lord give the Spirit of Wisdom
That we might understand
Reveal to us the knowledge
Of our Christ and of His plan
And then with hearts enlightened
The truth within your Word
Will teach us all we need to know
Our souls and minds to gird.

Ephesians 1:17-19
Anthony Foster