Monday, November 19, 2018

Throne of Grace (Hebrews 4:16)


Every one of us needs help.
We are not God- we all have needs.
We have weaknesses and confusion.
Our limits grow, our strength recedes
We have sins and need forgiveness
And in our hearts we know
that we don`t deserve the help we need-
And so we feel trapped, nowhere to go.

I need help to live my life,
I need help to handle death,
Help to cope with eternity
When I take my first and final breath
Let us then with confidence
draw near to the throne of grace,
that we may receive mercy
and find help in these times of need we face.

Jesus Christ became a High Priest
to shatter our hopeless despair
And to humble every man
To the drowning wretch our God declares
Because we have a Great High Priest,
The throne of God is a throne of grace.
So draw near through Him and be released
From guilt for He will plead our case.

I need help to live my life,
I need help to handle death,
I need help to cope with eternity
When I take my first and final breath
Let us then with confidence
draw near to the throne of grace,
that we may receive mercy
and find help in the time of need we face.

Because we have a Great High Priest,
An advocate who`ll intercede
The help we get is mercy
And grace to help in time of need.
And grace to help in time of need.
And grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16
Anthony Foster
November 19, 2018

The Word of God Will Rescue Me




The Word of God is our hope and stay- The good news of God’s love
And the warnings of His judgment day are sharp, living and active enough
To interpose their power within, to penetrate down to my soul
And show me that the lies of sin are really lures that seek control.

The Word of God will rescue me
And make the devil turn and flee
The Word of God will rescue me
And give me eyes that I might see.

The Word of God’s promise is like op`ning a great window bright
Casting out the darkest night with overwhelming morning light
With the deceits revealed I see Through sin`s deceptive masquerade
It drives the truth straight through to me, The heart`s deep chasms to invade

The Word of God will rescue me
And make the devil turn and flee
The Word of God will rescue me
And give me eyes that I might see.

His promises, His Word protects us from the accuser`s potent lies
God gives his good news to unmask deceptive sins in their disguise
To harden your heart they will try from God to lure you far away
And lead to where destruction lies, but the more sure Word will save the day

The Word of God will rescue me
And make the devil turn and flee
The Word of God will rescue me
And give me eyes that I might see.

So in your battle to believe,  Be of good courage and good cheer
The worthy Word of Life receive Because the Word of God is clear
Its living, active, sharper blade- more than a two-edged sword,
Will penetrate sins dark charade -The piercing power of the Word

The word of God will rescue me
With words precious and trustworthy
They give me eyes that I might see.
And reckon their reality.
The Word of God will rescue me
And make the devil turn and flee
The Word of God will rescue me
And give me eyes that I might see.

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)




Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Broken Bread of Heaven


You despised the shame, 
and looked unto the glory set before you
You took our blame 
and took us to Your side, so we adore you
And now you are lifted high
All for the Father’s praise
Conqueror overcomer
Forever to glory raised

Because you condescended
You are with glory crowned
Our treasure and our greatest good
Both  in You to be found

Bread of heaven  that we bless
Let us taste your brokenness
You come to us from heaven
To be bread without leaven
You come to us from heaven
And draw us to your side
Come to us from heaven 
And in our hearts abide

The sinfulness of many hidden in the One
The Sin bearer who was an obedient Son
Was made to be sin for us
Forsaken so we could trust
That  work you came to do was done
So will the work in us that you`ve begun

Because you condescended
You are with glory crowned
Our treasure and our greatest good
Both  in You to be found

Bread of heaven  that we bless
Let us taste your brokenness
You come to us from heaven
To be bread without leaven
You come to us from heaven
And draw us to your side
Come to us from heaven 
And in our hearts abide.

November 18, 2018
Anthony Foster


All Glorious


We stand in wonder at your beauty
We lift our hearts before your throne
We serve from passion , not of duty
We worship You and You alone

You are the all -glorious
Over all victorious
Every knee shall bow and tongue confess
You are all- glorious
Found meritorious
Worthy is the Name we profess.

We prostrate our souls and our minds and our hearts
As we fall in awe on our face
We are undone by the name that imparts
Salvation, redemption by grace

You are the all -glorious
Over all victorious
Every knee shall bow and tongue confess
You are all- glorious
Found meritorious
Worthy is the Name we profess.

Glory be to God the Father
Glory be to God the Son
Glory be to God the Spirit
We worship the all- glorious One

You are the all -glorious
Over all victorious
Every knee shall bow and tongue confess
You are all- glorious
Found meritorious
Worthy is the Name we profess.

November 17, 2018
Anthony Foster


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Guitars

2016 Martin HD-28 Acoustic Natural
2016 Taylor 812 CE Grand Concert Venetian Cutaway Acoustic-Electric
1972 Ovation Glen Campbell Balladeer Acoustic Guitar 1127-4
1970 Yamaha FG-260 12 String Acoustic (unplayable)
1968 Gibson B-45-12 Sunburst 12 String Acoustic

Wounded for the Broken


Inescapable darkness
Had fallen on all men
But steadfast love and faithfulness
Falls harder on our sin
So you came to put on flesh
Came down to bloody earth
Condescending in the crèche
To cleanse it by your birth

Dawn will break upon us
The Son of Righteousness shall rise
because of the tender mercy of our God,
The light shall illuminate our eyes
To shine on those living in darkness
From chains of captivity release
Those who sit in the shadow of death,
Guide our feet into the path of peace.

Wounded for the broken So we could be lifted up
You were lifted up before us And so we lift this cup
Priceless blood of Jesus Your holy cup of grace
Was poured down on the altar Our suffering you embraced

Bridge
Eternal word that became flesh
Condescending in the crèche
Glory limited by choice
Wrath bearer with an infant’s voice
Our righteousness has been fulfilled
While sin’s wages devastated men
He became a ransom
And his righteousness covered our sins.

Wounded for the broken So we could be lifted up
You were lifted up before us And so we lift this cup
Priceless blood of Jesus Your holy cup of grace
Was poured down on the altar Our suffering you embraced


Anthony Foster
March 2012, rewritten Nov 16, 2018





Thursday, November 15, 2018

Road Trip (I Have Miles Yet to Travel)


I have miles yet to travel- I have not yet arrived
The journey of the Spirit I have by grace survived
When I encounter holiness I see the need to grow
The place where I am transformed Is on Gods glory road

Ive  walked with many saints there On paths where I was led
I know the Lord was leading Though times I walked in dread
But other times were glorious Though fateful ways I’ve trod
They led me ever onward Into the arms of God

Chorus
The road we walk before us Was by the Father planned
To build in us a true trust He leads us by the hand
Tho the journey take us O'er mountains rough and steep
He will not forsake us Our faith in Him He'll keep

Bridge:
Sufficient grace will be my guide As I walk the way of change
The miles meant to kill our pride Till holiness remains

I have yet miles to travel until I look like Christ
Some weavings to unravel Some sins to sacrifice
But Gods grace is sufficient To see me safely home
His promises will not relent Tho rugged ruts I roam.

At times my mind may murmur But I will not forget
My footsteps become firmer And on a Rock are set
Ive many miles to traverse So many tests and trials
Gods promises Ill rehearse T'will see me through the miles

Chorus
The road we walk before us Was by the Father planned
To build in us a true trust He leads us by the hand
Tho the journey take us O'er mountains rough and steep
He will not forsake us Our faith in Him He'll keep

Hebrews 12
Anthony Foster
November 15, 2018