Saturday, December 9, 2017

In the Beloved (version two)


You call us your Beloved
You set us far apart
What would you say to us?
Open our ears and soften our heart
You leave us in the light
Not in the dismal dark
Lord Jesus give us sight
With eyes of open hearts

To seek you and to see you
To listen, Lord, and hear
To focus ever clearly
On what you hold most dear
Oh Jesus be our vision
Oh Jesus be the stake
To whom our hearts are tethered
To live life for your sake

And so as your Beloved
The riches of your grace
Are lavished now upon us
A we run life’s race.
Put your fire in our bones
Your blazing searing Word
To brand in us a passion
For what our hearts have heard.

Oh mystery of your will
That you are making known
According to intentions
You purpose in Christ alone.
So sum up all the heavens
And sum up all the earth
The new life we inherit
Is ours through the new birth.

And so as your Beloved
The riches of your grace
Are lavished now upon us
A we run life’s race.
Put your fire in our bones
Your blazing searing Word
To brand in us a passion
For what our hearts have heard.


Anthony Foster

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July- December 2017

Children of the burning heart

Father of Glory, Father of lights
Abba beloved, give my heart sight
Stir up the embers, Your passion impart
Make us the  children of the burning heart.
Kindle the fires Fan now the flame
You set in our souls For Your glorious name
Refine us, consume us and set us apart
Make us the children of the burning heart.

And we shall adore, and we shall adore
The one who His mystery reveals
We shall adore, we shall adore
The kindler of the fire that heals.

Father of Glory, Father of lights
Abba beloved, give my heart sight
Stir up the embers, Your passion impart
Make us the  children of the burning heart.
Kindle the fires Fan now the flame
You set in our souls For Your glorious name
Refine us, consume us and set us apart
Make us the children of the burning heart.

Now we know passion, now we know zeal
Aflame in our souls for His advent reveals
The true devastation, the depth of our need
The darkness and chains from which we can be freed

Father of Glory, Father of lights
Abba beloved, give my heart sight
Stir up the embers, Your passion impart
Make us the  children of the burning heart.
Kindle the fires Fan now the flame
You set in our souls For Your glorious name
Refine us, consume us and set us apart
Make us the children of the burning heart.

Anthony  Foster

December 2017

The Riches of His Glory


To the praise of His glory
To the praise of God’s grace
You emblazen our hearts
With a vision of your face

So fulfill now that vision
With a clear and perfect sense
Of the mystery of what you’ve done
T­o comprehend this grace immense 

Chorus:
You sent your Son from above
To root us and ground us in Love
For those on whom your favor rests
With peace we find our hearts are blessed.

In accord with the riches
Of the Glory  of the King
With power through His Spirit
In our innermost being

That in our hearts  through faith
Our Christ may ever dwell
In our hearts through faith
Peace comes and all is well.

Chorus:
You sent your Son from above
To root us and ground us in Love
For those on whom your favor rests
With peace we find our hearts are blessed.

Grounding us in true love
And sinking deep love’s root
So that love becomes our life
And our life is love’s pursuit

Your boundless love surpasses
All loves the world has known
The love of Christ  that fills us
With the fullness of God alone

Chorus:
You sent your Son from above
To root us and ground us in Love
For those on whom your favor rests
With peace we find our hearts are blessed.

Bridge:
Oh Lord, now grant us strength
To comprehend the breadth and height
The depth and yea, the length
Of the precious love of Christ.

Chorus:
You sent your Son from above
To root us and ground us in Love
For those on whom your favor rests
With peace we find our hearts are blessed.

Ephesians 3:16-19
Luke 2
John 3


Anthony Foster

December 2017