Monday, October 18, 2021

God is Good


Life is hard but God is good
This simple fact must be understood
Life is not fair but God is Just
In this we all can place our trust

Count the many blessings you’ve been given
Count the curses from which you’ve been spared
And a heart of gratitude
Will well up inside of You
And you’ll praise the Lord for how it is you’ve fared

Goodness and mercy follow me
All the days of my life, every day
And we can become all we can be
If we seek to walk in His way.

Oh the goodness of God is overflowing
He delights in blessing all those who believe
As you become more satisfied 
In the grace of God abide
And His merciful love you can receive.

Life is hard but God is good
This simple fact must be understood
Like is not fair but God is Just
In this we all can place our trust

Anthony Foster 
October 18, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021

I Want to Go There (Places in the Heart)


We meet to part and part to meet
The parting’s mostly bittersweet
When one is absent from our space
It leaves a hole one can’t replace

When loved ones are called away
To new horizons and can’t stay
Their memory may still remain
We still miss them dearly clear and plain

But there can be no regrets
And we will nevermore forget
The blessed tie that binds us still
While they seek their calling to fulfill.
Whether absent from the body 
Or absent from this place
The tie that binds us transcends time and space.
The ties that bond us are the stuff of grace.

I want to go there, where we shall never part
A place where new beginnings find their start 
Where memories and sweet endings dwell
Together they  say “All is well!”
I want to go there to those places in the heart…

We meet to part and part to meet
The parting’s mostly bittersweet
We miss what never mattered much
When one is absent from our touch

But there can be no regrets
And we will nevermore forget
The blessed tie that binds us still
While they seek their calling to fulfill.
Whether absent from the body 
Or absent from this place
The tie that binds us transcends time and space.
The ties that bond us are the stuff of grace.

Anthony Foster

October 18, 2021 

Song of Repentance


Lord crush me by the memories of my sin
And train my heart to see sin that remains
Search me and reveal to me
Open my eyes that I might see
And wash away all those filthy stains

Lord give to me the gift of true repentance
Quicken my heart to hear and heed your Word
Make holiness the main value
That while I live I will pursue
The righteousness you’ve already conferred

Then my sinful soul is changed forever
And the seeds of holiness will come to flower
For I will be transformed
And to Jesus be conformed
Supernaturally changed by your power

Anthony Foster
October 17, 2021

Ode to Glory


Sing, sing of the glories of the Lord
The many faceted glories of the Lord
The wonders of His grace
The beauty of the Face
That outshines every light this world affords.

Sing sing of the glories of the Lord
For His glory He abroad has shed
Before the Glorious One
Our souls become undone
When from glory unto glory we are led

Glory, glory, Hallelujah
Revel in the Glory God reveals
The glory of the Cross
Exchanges gain for loss
As our wounds He gloriously heals

Sing sing of the glories of the Lord
In the shekina of His presence now adore
With your soul it is well
When you come to dwell
In the presence of His Glory evermore.

Glory, glory, Hallelujah
Revel in the Glory God reveals
The glory of the Cross
Exchanges gain for loss
As our wounds He gloriously heals

October 17, 2021

Anthony Foster 

Exalted One, Your Name is Holy


We will worship the One who is worthy
For You have changed our willful hearts of stone
You have transformed us with quickened hearts of flesh
And shown our minds what we had never known

You have crushed us by the memories of our sin
You have opened eyes to see sin that remains
You have healed our broken spirits with your Word
You have turned our deepest losses into gains

Exalted One, Your name is Holy
Write Your Word upon our hearts that we might know
All the blessings now of dwelling in your presence
And the glories of  residing in your temple here below

Bridge
Holy Holy Holy is your Name
Your goodness and your mercy fuel your fame
So we cast our souls upon you and proclaim
You are the One from Age to Age the Same

We will worship  as we come to stand boldly
Before your high, majestic throne of Grace
We shall revel in the knowledge of your person
As we’re undone by the glory of your Face

We will walk in wonder with your Holy Spirit
And the holiness you author we’ll pursue 
And as we become the righteousness you’re giving
We shall live and move and find our being in You

Exalted One, Your name is Holy
Write Your Word upon our hearts that we might know
All the blessings now of dwelling in your presence
And the glories of  residing in your temple here below

Ezekiel 36:26
Isaiah 57:15-19; Jeremiah 31:31, 33
October 17, 2021
Anthony Foster

 

Friday, October 15, 2021

My Spirit Sings (Soul Symphony)


A glorious symphony conceives inside my soul
It wells up and my spirit raises up a sacred solo
A melody joins in harmony-and music is formed
With tempo and rhythm a newsong is born

At first it may seem like an improvisation,
They’re derived as part of the Creator’s creation
A motif of mercy- makes a joyful noise
As this music of myst’ry the Spirit employs

I will sing with my spirit, I will sing with my mind
I will sing with my spirit songs that are divine
I will sing I will sing, with all that is in me
All I am will echo with a soul symphony

Like a furious, furtive fire in my bones
A song is released as my spirit groans
Sacrifices of praise become my offerings
I am lifted up and my spirit sings

Compositions authored by the Holy Ghost
Ring out and are joined by the heavenly hosts
Their angelic voices are lifted and raised
To join with my song as I offer my praise

I will sing with my spirit, I will sing with my mind
I will sing with my spirit songs that are divine
I will sing I will sing, with all that is in me
All I am will echo with a soul symphony

I Cor 14:15
October 15, 2021
Anthony Foster

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Pick Your Poison


Too much of a good thing Too little of the bad
Can both come to harm you They can drive you quite mad
‘Cause idols aren’t obvious Like a bad attitude 
They can steal right up on you -They’re subtle and shrewd

The lust of the flesh The lust of the eyes
The pride of life Can be a surprise
So man, pick your poison but better beware
They’ll bring you down low and you’ll come to despair

In the mind is the battle and that’s where it’s won
Take every thought captive and when the day is done
Next day there’s the conflict between right and wrong
The poison will find you cause you ain’t that strong

Each man has a cancer and there is no cure
It started in Eden  and still it endures
There’s only one treatment and only one plan
‘Cause God gets the glory  when in Him you stand

The lust of the flesh The lust of the eyes
The pride of life Can be a surprise
So man, pick your poison but better beware
He’ll take all Your poison –He’s your only prayer.

Anthony Foster
October 12, 2021