Sunday, August 1, 2021

Lord Give a Song

Lord Give a song that sings the Truth 
For Truth is what I need
Lies only bring their bondage
But the truth will set me free

For truth is the source of what can be believed 
The foundation greater than can be conceived
On the rock of your Truth we live what is True
We know Truth is the way and the Truth is You

Lord give a song that sings of peace
For peace is what I need 
Peace flows from the grace that gives us faith
So Lord help me to believe

Now Peace is established in promises kept
God keeps in a bottle all the tears we’ve wept
Redemptive remembrances securely  stored 
Kindly kept by the keeper who keeps his word.

Lord give a song that sings
Lord give a song that joy brings
Lord give a song that takes on wings
And soars ever upward to You.

Lord give a song that sings of Love
For Love is what I need
Sung in the Spirit sent from above
A love made of Word and Deed

Love is the source of the greatest song of all
For Your love songs will break down each hateful wall
And the great gates of Hell shall never prevail
O’er the Love that split apart the temple veil.

Lord give a song that sings
Lord give the song that joy brings
Lord give a song that takes on wings
And soars ever upward to You.

Anthony Foster
July 31, 2021



Thursday, July 29, 2021

Walking in Wonder



I was an orphan, abandoned
Thrown out on the garbage heap
You sought me out in my sorrow
You brought me under your keep

Now I am walking in wonder
Now I am kneeling in prayer
Keeping in step with the Spirit
I live now your witness to bear

Lord I am walking in wonder
Astounded at amazing grace
I am undone in your presence
Encountering you in this place

Bridge
Marvelous echoes of mercy
In the recesses of  my soul
Righteousness now is resounding
Here in  a heart You made whole

Lord I am walking in wonder
Now I am raptured in praise
Keeping in step with the Spirit
I live now because you were raised.

Now I am walking in wonder
Now I am kneeling in prayer
Keeping in step with the Spirit
I live now your witness to bear

2 Corinthians 5:15
Noted in 2015/written July 29, 2021
Anthony Foster

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Eyes of Faith

God has shone in our hearts 
To give the light beyond all lights
The knowledge of the glory of God 
In the face of Jesus Christ” 
So open the eyes of our hearts 
Let us know and understand
Lord, show the weight of glory
Light our path in this wasteland

Chorus
Let light shine out of darkness, Be transformed by that light
Our eyes will see the unseen  As we walk by faith and not sight

Lord, strengthen our hearts with boldness
As our courage — we renew
By fixing our gaze on the invisible, 
The truth that we see rings true
The truth of the testifiers 
Who saw Christ face to face.
It rings true in the Gospel
As the Gospel we embrace

Chorus
Let light shine out of darkness,-Be transformed by that light
Our eyes will see the unseen As we walk by faith and not sight

Bridge
We look not to the things that are seen 
For the things that are seen shall pass,
We look to the things that are unseen.  
For the unseen things shall last 
And as we fix our eyes of faith 
On the glorious reality
As we reckon truth we won’t lose heart
For with eyes of faith we’ll see

Chorus
Let light shine out of darkness, Be transformed by that light
Our eyes will see the unseen As we walk by faith and not sight

2 Corinthians 4:6, 18; Ephesians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Romans 6
Anthony Foster
July 28, 2021


Friday, July 23, 2021

Go Deep

Let us go deep into the goodness of God
Taking comfort in His  precious promise of His staff and rod
He protects us us in a place of peace
His benevolence shall never cease
Let us go deep into the goodness of God

Let us go deep into the sovereignty of God
Let us go into the mystery where saints of old have trod
Sinking roots down deep in sovereign grace
Standing firm in His provident embrace
Let us go deep into the sovereignty of God

Go deep, go deep
In depths unfathomed, mercies reap
For there your soul He’ll surely keep
Go deep, go deep, go deep

Let us go deep into the wisdom of God
As we stand in His presence we surely shall be awed
With understanding unsurpassed
His knowledge infinitely vast
Let us go deep into the wisdom of God

Bridge
Jesus keeps His sheep
Jesus keeps His sheep
Jesus keeps His sheep

Let us go deep into the kindness of God
Let us go Where we are loved though we are flawed
His compassion and His tenderness
Gives perfect peace and blessedness
Let us go deep into the kindness of God

Go deep, go deep
He never slumbers, never sleeps
You’ll find your soul He’ll surely keep
Go deep, go deep, go deep
Go deep, go deep, go deep
Go deep, go deep, go deep

Anthony Foster
July 23, 2021



Wednesday, July 21, 2021

My Portion Forever (Revive Our Souls)


Revive our souls oh Lord-With resurrection power
Mercy from above outpoured-In this perfectly timed hour.
Revive our souls oh Lord-Beside still waters lead
Our hearts need to be restored-So for new grace we plead.

You are the strength of our heart and our portion forever
You shall not depart from us nor forsake us, no never
You are the strength supplied for each and every endeavor
You are the strength of our heart and our portion forever

Exhausted and ready to fall But your life-giving water flows
Refresh our faith,  cover us all As your mystery you disclose
In ourselves we feel very weak  Helpless and unable to cope. 
Our  flesh fails, our outlook is bleak Our hearts can only hope against hope

Bridge
But whatever the reason 
For this despondent season, 
Lord we will not yield. 
We will trust in You to whom worship is due
For you are our strength and our shield

Revive our hearts oh Lord Our spirits make steadfast
Unite our hearts in one accord Be our portion each day as you’ve been in the past

You are the strength of our heart and our portion forever
You shall not depart from us nor forsake us, no never
You are the strength supplied for each and every endeavor
You are the strength of our heart and our portion forever
You are the strength of our heart and our portion forever
You are the strength of our heart and our portion forever

Psalm 73:26; Psalm 23:2–3; 1 Samuel 13:14
Anthony Foster



Sunday, July 18, 2021

Teach Us


Spirit of Christ who dwells within our hearts, 
Stoop to our weakness, mighty as you are, 
Wean us from sin, and fit us for above 
Make us love you and others as we ought to love. 

If you did not bid us love you, God and King, 
We could not see the cross, the final offering 
Now with all our heart and strength and mind 
Oh help us seek your love and let us find! 

Teach us to feel that you are always near 
Teach us through struggles and through tears 
Teach us the patience of unceasing prayer
Until we learn our burdens you will bear
 
Teach us Lord now how to repent
Turn us from Sin, remove our sinful bent
Holy Love, and holy justice meet with holy peace
Teach us to fain this world as kingdom priests!

Let this be our plan, our purpose and pursuit
To know and understand our Lord-may we be resolute
With One holy passion for your holy name
Our hearts an altar, and Your love the flame.
Our hearts an altar, and Your love the flame.

Inspired by a hymn by George Croly
Anthony Foster
July 18, 2021

Friday, July 16, 2021

Why are You Waiting Oh Pilgrim


When the trials that you're going through seem to never end 

And each day brings complication to the cark you're in 

There is no resolution, there is no workaround 

There is no  solution and you find your hands are bound


Why are you waiting oh pilgrim

Why are you holding your peace

Cry out to Jesus the Savior

Come and secure your release


When your circumstance overwhelms you and consumes you

And your last best final effort frustrates  just dooms you

When you are finally, totally out of control

And your security fails -who will  protect your soul?


Why are you borrowing trouble?

Why do you still hesitate?

Procrastination is futile

Repent before its too late


Why are you waiting oh pilgrim

Why are you holding your peace

Cry out to Jesus the Savior

Come and secure your release


Why are you waiting oh pilgrim

Why are you waiting oh pilgrim

Why are you waiting oh pilgrim


Anthony Foster
July 16, 2021