Monday, December 10, 2018

Highest Place

Lord raise in me a deep cherishing
Things of the gospel of Your good grace
Of the great  and holy, central things
Treasures that take the highest place

The holiness of our Great God,
The utter ugliness of sin,
The hopeless helplessness of man,
And the deep depravity we`re in.

These are the truths that we would learn
The glories we embrace
So we`ll pursue our prime concern
Treasures that take the highest place

The all-sufficient death of Christ,
That justifies by faith alone,
The sanctifying work of the Spirit,
The one sacrifice that atones

The glory of Christ’s return,
And the final judgment day
The inheritance for which we yearn
In Your presence e`er  to stay!

These are the truths that we would learn
The glories we embrace
So we`ll pursue our prime concern
Treasures that take the highest place

Anthony Foster
December 10, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Holy Fire (Fight the Darkness)

Christ has called us out of darkness
And into His marvelous light
He has called us in our blindness
And given supernatural sight.

We do battle on a battlefield
We Fight the fight and do not yield
We take offense and the light employ
The works of the devil to destroy

Its not enough for people of light to sit in the light
Or show the light or preach the light
We are called out to go and the darkness fight
We are agents of redemption out to set things right.

We must drive out darkness with annointed deeds
And wrestle with forces that men`s flesh feeds
We carry a flame into the darkest night
Love lit with holy fire like a torch burns bright

Its not enough for people of light to sit in the light
Or show the light or preach the light
We are called out to go and the darkness fight
We are agents of redemption out to set things right

We destroy strongholds that are raised
With weapons that leave our foes amazed
Divine power is ours to wield
And by the grace of God we will not yield.
And by the grace of God we will not yield.
Armed with a holy fire we will not yield.

Inspired by a Beth Moore tweet
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Isaiah 1-16-1
James 1-23-24

December 4, 2018
Anthony Foster

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Magnificent Merciful Marvelous Lord


From generation to generation,
From age to age the same,
His mercy is for those who fear Him
And holy is His name.

My soul magnifies the Lord
And my spirit rejoices and sings.
You exalt those of humble estate,
You fill the hungry with good things.

I love you more than a tongue can tell,
Magnificent merciful marvelous Lord!
In Your presence I would dwell
Magnificent merciful marvelous Lord

You bring down the mighty from their thrones
And scatter the proud in their thoughts.
The rich You have sent away empty,
But the humble and needy you`ve sought.

The merciful will receive mercy,
Our magnificent master will bless
The heart that is humble before Him
The contrite who His name confess.

I love you more than a tongue can tell
Magnificent merciful marvelous Lord!
In Your presence I would dwell
Magnificent merciful marvelous Lord
Magnificent merciful marvelous Lord
Magnificent merciful marvelous Lord

December 2, 2018
Anthony Foster







Saturday, December 1, 2018

Behold the Wonder of the King


He is coming, He is coming!
Behold the wonder of the King
He is o`er the darkness dawning
Come- the love of God to bring!

He is come- to be our Savior
He is come- to be our Lord
He bestows Gods perfect favor
All that`s holy He affords

Behold the wonder of the King
Life and light to all He brings
Bring your life an offering
Lift your voice and with us sing
Behold the wonder of the King

Let your need well up inside you
Let your darkness devastate
Let His sheltering wing now hide you
From the fall and sin`s estate

So prepare your heart for advent
Of the King of righteousness
Sweep the leaven, so to repent,
Now examine and confess...

Behold the wonder of the King
Life and light to all He brings
Bring your life an offering
Lift your voice and with us sing
Behold the wonder of the King

Seek Him in anticipation
Revel in expectancy
God will bring His revelation
To the soul that thirsts to see.

Let His word dwell richly in You
Gather `round it`s glorious fire
He comes to make all things new
He fulfills our deep desire.

Behold the wonder of the King
Life and light to all He brings
Bring your life an offering
Lift your voice and with us sing
Behold the wonder of the King
Behold the wonder of the King
Behold the wonder of the King

Luke 2:11
Psalm 139:23–24
Jeremiah 23:29

December 1, 2018
Anthony Foster

Friday, November 30, 2018

Make His Praise Glorious


Angels descending a pitch black sky
Illumined the darkness with radiant light
A world unsuspecting that hope had drawn nigh
Trembled in fear at the glorious sight,
Yet peace fell upon their souls in their dark night.

The heavens declared the weight of good news
That prisoners could find their release
A birth of a savior that most would refuse
And for that, their turmoil shan`t cease
His own would receive not His peace.

Oh, make His praise glorious-our sins he forgave
Over all victorious- over death and the grave
Make His praise glorious-His own life He gave
So rejoice in the servant who saves!

Now men seek to do what is right in their eyes
But there`s only One treasure that saves
Belief`s never born from from some sign in the skies
Discounting the salvation they crave,
They rejected the gift that God gave!

The Savior still comes to the blindest of eyes
He comes to be faithful and true
He comes in an inconspicuous disguise
To do what we could not do
He still comes the wretch to rescue.

Oh, make His praise glorious-our sins he forgave
Over all victorious- over death and the grave
Make His praise glorious-His own life He gave
So rejoice in the servant who saves!

So he is no fool who will answer His call
Christ delivers their souls from the grave
And we would do well if we give Him our all
He delights to transform the depraved
There is One that is Mighty to Save!

Oh, make His praise glorious-our sins he forgave
Over all victorious- over death and the grave
Make His praise glorious-His own life He gave
So rejoice in the servant who saves!

November 30, 2018
Anthony Foster




Joy To All Who Love the Lord


In this advent of the Savior
We shall find our perfect peace
Joy to all who have found favor
All those with whom God is pleased

Joy eternal, Joy abundant
Lifts our hearts to Christ in praise
In our Joy we find contentment
Blessed to boldly stand amazed!

Chorus
Joy to all who Love the Lord
Exult in Glory at His throne
Sing in One triumphant chord
We find Joy in You alone!

You have come to earth to save us
You have come our sin to bear
You arose and life you gave us
We receive your tender care

So we sing in jubilation
So we sing in one accord
Yea, we sing in exultation
Joy to all who Love the Lord!

Chorus
Joy to all who Love the Lord
Exult in Glory at His throne
Sing in One triumphant chord
We find Joy in You alone!


November 30, 2018
Anthony Foster







Wednesday, November 28, 2018

I Will Sing


Open the eyes of my heart that I might see your greatness
Open my eyes that I might see Your goodness as I should
Help me to preach to my soul that I might remember
All Your benefits and all I have understood.
You do all things for Your glory and for our good.

And I will praise the name of God with a song
I will sing His glories and sing out strong
And I will pray that others might sing along
I will sing, I will sing In Your presence
When you take me from this world ere long

Open the ears of my soul that I might hear You singing
Open my ears that I might hear Your heartbeat loud and clear
Help me rehearse Your Truth that I might remember
All the words of life that fall upon my listening ear
As I abandon myself to obey the song I hear.

Bridge
Lord I would magnify you But You are already magnificent
Lord I would glorify You But Your Glory is evident
But I can magnify You with thanksgiving And proclaim your excellencies
You have called us out of darkness Out into Your marvelous light,
So the deaf man hears, the blind man sees.

And I will praise the name of God with a song
I will sing His glories and sing out strong
And I will pray that others might sing along
I will sing, I will sing In Your presence
And forever and ever my praise will be prolonged
And forever and ever my praise
And forever and ever my praise will be prolonged

Psalm 69:30
Ephesians 1:18
Psalm 103:2
1 Peter 2:9

Anthony Foster
November 28, 2018