Monday, March 22, 2021

The Beauty of the Lord

 

The Beauty of the Earth seas and skies
These three sing in one accord
The good the beautiful and true
All sing of the beauty of the Lord

And it’s more than just a story
Its more than just a tale
It’s the witness of His glory
And it will never fail
Till He returns
And so I will yearn
To see with eyes of faith
And to feel our passions burn

To you oh Lord we raise
A song of hope a song of praise
We’ll sing that song for all our days
So we sing of the beauty of the Lord

In the earth and in the starfields
The beauty of the Lord is revealed
To whomever ever has eyes to see
It’s glorious picture it will yield

And it’s more than just a story
Its more than just a tale
It’s the witness of His glory
And it will never fail
Till He returns
And so I will yearn
To see with eyes of faith
And to feel our passions burn

To you oh Lord we raise
A song of hope a song of praise
We’ll sing that song for all our days
So we sing of the beauty of the Lord

After Folliott Sandford Pierpoint
September 2005/March 9, 2021
Anthony Foster


We Dreamed of Glory

 

Here in this cradle, here in this manger, 
Here in this lowly place
Here in this danger, he is no stranger
Here we can see God’s face

Now glory is a human
Now glory pays a cost
The glory that we dreamed of
Looks like weakness and loss 

We dreamed of glory, how could we know?
The Lord of Hosts could stoop so low
And heaven would come to earth
To declare His matchless worth

We dreamed of glory, how could we know?
The Lord of Hosts could stoop so low
And heaven would come to earth
To declare His matchless worth

December 2005/March 9, 2021
Anthony Foster



What Kind of Love is This


What kind of love is this
That saves me from Hell’s dark abyss?
I pray a prayer to this bold end
My Savior’s kiss to apprehend.

Precious love, precious lover 
Of my soul- there is none other 
This my passion, this my pleasure
This is my perfect priceless treasure

What kind of love is this
The depths of which I dare not miss
Are its heights known only above
Oh this marvelous and matchless love

Precious love, precious lover 
Of my soul- there is none other 
This my passion, this my pleasure
This is my perfect priceless treasure

July 25, 2010/March 8, 2021
Anthony Foster

Let Us Sing!

 

Let us sing our devotion to the Lord
Let us sing with emotion to the Lord
He is worthy Now to be adored
So let us sing unto the Lord

Every flower shall open
Every rock cry out
We will place our hope in
You and sing and shout

Oh we’ll laugh together as we dance and sing
Of all the mercies we have ever known
We’ll become an offering to our Lord and King
Bringing glory to our Lord alone

Let us sing our devotion to the Lord
Let us sing with emotion to the Lord
He is worthy Now to be adored
So let us sing unto the Lord

May 2009/March 9, 2021
Anthony Foster


Lord Help Me Hear

Speak Lord and let me hear
Give me a listening ear
That I may apprehend
The voice of my Lord, 
That Your word may it rend
My heart like a sword

Separate between the marrow and bone
Until all I perceive is You alone
Lord help me hear 
Lord help me fear

My heart will rejoice
When I hear your voice
I want to obey 
Every word that you say
So Lord help me hear
Make your voice clear

I would do your will
I would walk your way
Write your words on my heart 
Each and every day

I seek your word And I seek your will
My mind your thoughts you fill
Lord out of the chaos and out of the noise
Make a silent place in my heart to rejoice

That the way is obvious
As we go from dust to dust
In your Word Lord may I trust
When I hear your Word

Help me to hear 
And help me to fear
With humble attention
As you draw near
Make your pleasure clear
Lord help me hear

July 25, 2010. March 8, 2021
Anthony Foster

Sunday, March 21, 2021

We Will Follow YOU

 

In the silence of the lonely night
In the fulsome glow of day’s clear light
Through life’s strange windings, dark or bright
We will follow YOU

Strengthened by  You we forward go
Midst smile of scoff or friend or foe
In pleasure of pain or joy or woe
We will follow YOU

So Master point to us the way
Oh suffer not our steps to stray
Reveal the path that leads today
We will follow YOU

With enemies on every side
We lean on Thee the crucified
Forsaking all on earth beside
We will follow YOU

Thou hast passed on before our face
Your footsteps on the Way we trace
Oh keep us, aid us by Thy grace
We will follow YOU

Who have we in heaven above?
And who on earth save Thee to love?
Still on thy light we onward move
We will follow YOU

So Master point to us the way
Oh suffer not our steps to stray
Reveal the path that leads today
We will follow YOU

July 20, 2010/March 8, 2021
Anthony Foster

Widows and Orphans


This world will leave you a widow all alone
If you would wander away from the throne
It will leave you an orphan in the street
And you will never be quite complete.

For this hard world forsakes its own
It really don’t care and it makes it known
But the orphan and widow can be restored
There is a husband and Father in the Lord

The widow becomes a part of His bride
‘Neath the shelter of glorious wings you may hide
The orphans are adopted as daughters and sons
There will be a new birth and new life has begun

And all will be reconciled
If you come to him like a child.

Behold what manner of love the Father
Has given unto us
Now we might be called sons and daughters
If we will learn to trust

We gain a heritage and we become heirs
The Father and Bridegroom take us in their  care
For the forsaken woman and the forsaken man
Can have their names written on the palm of His hand

July 25, 2010/March 8, 2021
Anthony Foster