Thursday, August 6, 2020

In Glory I Would Stand

My joy is found in heaven’s heights-Where my Lord rules on His throne

So on its shores I will set my sights-There I’ll know as I am known

Now I will pursue heaven’s mind-And seek a servant’s heart

Then earthy goodness I might find-As I am set apart.

 

For I would fully apprehend-The presence of my King

And there in glory I would stand-To rejoice give thanks and sing

 

The inheritance I’ll one day own-In one sense now is mine

For His favor Christ has shown-As a seal and as a sign

To bask in glory without end-My boast will be complete

His beauty I will comprehend-In his presence at His feet

 

For I would fully apprehend-The presence of my King

And there in glory I would stand-To rejoice give thanks and sing

 

August 7, 2020

Anthony Foster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Come Bless the Great I AM


Come bless the Great I AM with mind and soul and voice
Come joy in the risen lamb and in His name rejoice
Come now and proclaim him King lift up the Sovereign Lord
Of His majesty we sing our hearts in one accord.

Come Bless the Great I AM
Come Bless the Great I AM
Come praise the King of Righteousness
Come Bless the Great I AM

Come Bless the Great I AM, His glory now proclaim
His Gospel rests on the foundation of His name
His worth declare now with the saints above
His Word, His covenant all flow from His great Love

Come Bless the Great I AM
Come Bless the Great I AM
Come praise the King of Righteousness
Come Bless the Great I AM

Come Bless the Great I AM His mercy we confess
Who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness!
His ways are all above our ways all knowledge from Him flows
His judgments are all true, and still His Great grace He bestows

Come Bless the Great I AM
Come Bless the Great I AM
Come praise the King of Righteousness
Come Bless the Great I AM

Anthony Foster
July 29, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Whatsoever Things

We do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away,
We do not lose heart.    For our inner self is renewed day by day.
An eternal weight of glory  That is far beyond compare
An eternal weight of glory  For us is being  prepared

So looking at the things we cannot see Reveals to us this mystery
Our hearts shall be renewed By the unseen thing we've viewed
As we walk by faith and not by sight The most precious realities
Are made known as we walk in that light The place where a blind man sees.

Chorus
With the eyes of the heart and minds set on things above
Our lives are hid with Christ in God alive in perfect love
Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,
Whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
Whatsoever things are lovely, what things are of good report;
If there be any praise, think on these things- they will endure.

As we look not to the things that are seen That are  now passing away
We look to the things that are unseen- on these things our hearts will gaze.
Set our minds on things above The stuff  that life's made of.
Things eternal and abundant Revealed in the light of love

The truth on which we set our sights Beyond our meager gaze
Our courage,  joy and our delight Are found in Jesus' face.
So let light set flight to darkness In our hearts let it shine
With our lips the gospel we confess The knowledge of glory divine.

Chorus
With the eyes of the heart and minds set on things above
Our lives are hid with Christ in God alive in perfect love
Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,
Whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
Whatsoever things are lovely, what things are of good report;
If there be any praise, think on these things- they will endure.

(2 Corinthians 4:16–18; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Phil 4:8; Col 3:2-4; Ephesians 1:18)
July 28, 2020
Anthony Foster

Saturday, July 18, 2020

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/analyze-do-exotic-woods-make-better-guitars

Anthony sez, I read a lot of research and sometimes the design flaws just jump out at me.The study had 56 guitarists play six guitars that were built by one luthier with different woods on the back- and that was the only difference in them. The guitarists were is a dark room with welding goggles so they couldn't see the woods. Each guitar was compared with the others and each pairing had a winner. Their findings were that almost no difference in sound quality was discerned by the guitarists. The rankings were 1.Sapele, 2.Mahogany, 3. Indian Rosewood, 4. Brazilian Rosewood, 5. Walnut and 6. Maple.- but the largest rating difference was 0.2 overall. That is really close. The basic issue is that the soundboard (top) and the results of aging is generally recognized as being the main differentiators when it comes to sound quality. I have to say that my handbuilt early 70's old growth Brazilian rosewood guitars with German spruce tops and bracing sound better than anything else I have played. Since these guitars in the study had not aged and had the same soundboards the results were predictable, I think.
Check this out and see if old growth Brazilian with German spruce top and bracing works for you...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDMEanXp2csThe Sound of Music....

Hiding Place

 

Engulf and surround me

Love of God astound me

Hide me in Your glory

Love of God restore me

How can is be?

 

Oh the sweet sweet love of God

The sweet sweet love of God

Set my heart on ----

Nothing else satisfies

You promised to fulfill it

Fill my heart and soul and eyes

 

You are my hiding place

My shelter from the storm

In your abiding grace

I find my hiding place

 

I will never quit praying

Change the fallow ground to hallowed ground

Song of deliverance

Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven

You forgive the stains of my sin

The guilt has been absolved

You are my hiding place

 

Anthony Foster

November 14, 2015


Friday, July 3, 2020

I Will Trust in You

I was dead in deep dark sin
In my tomb death sealed me in
You met me where I long had been
I will trust in you

Nothing in my hands I bring
Simply to the cross I cling
Make my life a living offering
I will trust in You

Jesus you’re my all in all
At your feet I humbly fall
You will raise me by your call
I will trust in you

You are my  merit you’re my plea
Power in weakness, sight to see
You are everything to me
I will trust in you

Lord your word I will believe
Grace and mercy I receive
You will not forsake or leave
I will trust in You

Jesus you’re my all in all
At your feet I humbly fall
You will raise me by your call
I will trust in you

July 3, 2020
Anthony Foster

I will Glory in the Holy One

I was  poor and needy searching for water,
My tongue was parched with thirst.
But God will not forsake His true sons and daughters
Those who will seek His Kingdom first

I will rejoice in the LORD , and in Him will I stand
I will glory in the Holy One
For my redeemer declares that He holds my right hand
I will glory in the Holy One
I will glory in the Holy One
I will glory in the Holy One

Bridge:
I will not fear, for my Jesus is with me;
I’ll not be dismayed,
For the Lord is the God of this man.
He will strengthen help me;
And He will ever uphold  me
He will hold me with His righteous right hand.

For His eye ever searches  throughout all the earth
For  the hearts that are completely His own
He will strongly support their ways and their works
So that His glory to all is made known

I will rejoice in the LORD , and in Him will I stand
I will glory in the Holy One
For my redeemer declares that He holds my right hand
I will glory in the Holy One
I will glory in the Holy One
I will glory in the Holy One

July 1, 2020
Isaiah 41:10-18
Anthony Foster

A Place of Grace

Lord make us lights in the darkness this day
Help us illumine those who come our way
To encounter creations made new evermore
Lord open our windows and throw wide our doors

Give us a witness both joyous and bold
Set us apart like your people of old
Who lived by the faith you imparted  by grace
Paint your blood on the doors  on our heart’s dwellingplace

Reign over this household, Lord, I pray
Bless our endeavors as we learn to obey
We want your perfect will whatever it costs
Make our home as we take up our cross
For we know you’ll reward us for whatever is lost

Bridge
As we equip our children, as we labor and play
As we seek out your Word as we live out our days
As we  care for our families, as we wait and we pray
May our home be a respite from the world and its ways.

Lord make our home a place of grace
Lord shine forth from the windows of this humble place
Where you Word lights the shadows of darkness and doubt
As we care for the souls who come in and go out.

Reign over this household, Lord, I pray
Bless our endeavors as we learn to obey
We want your perfect will whatever it costs
Make our home as we take up our cross
For we know you’ll reward us for whatever is lost

July 1, 2020
Anthony Foster