Friday, December 3, 2021

Glory Be


Glory be to highest heaven
There in rapture so complete
I will dance before His presence
There before his mercy seat
And fall in Wonder at His feet

Here in glory so majestic
Light of lights my Savior reigns
Angels in attendance wonder
Trembling at what grace attains
And His radiance never wanes

Glory be to highest heaven
The universe declares His worth
Now his glory in flesh shrouded
Jesus condescends to earth
Glory rises with His birth

Glory be to highest heaven
The Peace of God now visits us
He will satisfy the Father
Desire of nations comes to dust
In His suffering we will trust

Glory be to highest heaven
The horn of our salvation’s raised
Grace and peace comes to redeem us
Now on glory we have gazed 
Heaven’s joyous gift be praised

Anthony Foster
December 3, 2021

Thursday, December 2, 2021

God With Us


You have come out of eternity
You have come so that we might see
The light that all might apprehend
The holy means to every end
We live by faith in unseen things
More real than this world’s offerings
Realities beyond our eyes
That fuel our fires and make us wise

Midst darkened shadows light has shown
He is the light that makes God known
You have come, Emmanuel
To become our soul’s noel
God is with us, truly with us
Our God has come to tread this dust
God has come, in us to dwell
He comes to Us , Emmanuel.

The truth no mind can comprehend 
That God the Son would condescend
To take on flesh and so He dies
To conquer death and then arise 
So earth becomes an altarplace
Where the final sacrifice takes place
The perfect Work that makes us right
Justice and mercy to unite

In darkened shadows light has shown
You are the light that makes God known
You have come, Emmanuel
To become our soul’s noel
God is with us, truly with us
Our God has come to tread the dust
God has come, in us to dwell
He comes to Us , Emmanuel.

December 2, 2021
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Anthony Foster

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Days of Thanksgiving

Lord with our gratitude may we glorify You
As we acknowledge Your every good gift
Nothing we bring to the altar built by You
Living sacrifices we would your Name uplift

Lord may these days be days of thanksgiving
We lift our praise to the giver of grace
May we bring glory to You while we’re living
Make our praise glorious here in this place

With hearts of neediness may we pursue you
Set us aflame with a fire in our bones
Light up the world with the sacrifice due you
Taking our cross and following you alone.

Ultimate praise from a heart of thanksgiving
For ultimate mercy sent down from above
Gratitude flowing from dead men now living
Now drinking deep from the fountain of love

Lord may this day be a day of thanksgiving
We lift our praise to the giver of grace
May we bring glory to You while we’re living
Make our praise glorious here in this place

Thanksgiving Day
November 25, 2021
Anthony Foster

Help Us

Help us trust in you Lord
Help us trust in you
You are faithful you are true
Help us trust in you

Help us love like you Lord
Help us love like you
in all I say, In all I do,
Help us love like you

Help us give like you Lord,
Help us give like you
As we give you will renew
Help us give like you

Help us to forgive Lord
To forgive like you
Let mercy lead  and see us through
Help us forgive like you.

Help us be like you Lord
Help us be like you
Your likeness become conformed to
Help us live like you.
Help us love like you
Help us trust in you

Anthony Foster
Thanksgiving Day 2021


Keeper




In the midst of devastation
There is only one foundation
A solid rock on which to stand
Written on the Savior’s hand

In the storm and through the trial
Christ will hold you all the while
In his firm and strong embrace
There’s refuge in all that you face

Keeper of hearts, savior of souls
Renewer of minds, all the world He controls 
He is the  warrior for all the weak
Strength He provides unto all those who seek.

In the trouble of the day
Christ will guard you all the way
In the darkness of the night
Your soul is shielded in the fight

Though your mind and body fail
Sickness, pain and fears assail
Though sin’s harvest you may reap
Trust Him and your heart he’ll keep

Keeper of hearts, Renewer of minds,
Savior of souls, seek him and you shall find
Refuge in life and from  death your defense
Mercy and Grace for each one who repents

Keeper of hearts, savior of souls
Renewer of minds, all the world He controls 
He is the  warrior for all the weak
Strength He provdes unto all those who seek.

Anthony Foster
Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving



Thank you Lord, Thank you Lord
For You have revealed your self to us
Thank you Lord, Thank you Lord
In your more sure Word we trust

You are faithful , you are true
Thank You Lord, Thank You
We lift our hearts in gratitude
A beautiful beatitude!

Not only for blessings outpoured
Not just for gifts that you provide
But for your very presence Lord
In which we live and we abide.

You are faithful , you are true
Thank You Lord, Thank You
We lift our hearts in gratitude
A beautiful beatitude!

Thank you for our very breath
Thank you for our Hope in death
Thank you for our eternal home
Thank you that your Kingdom comes

You are faithful , you are true
Thank You Lord, Thank You
We lift our hearts in gratitude
A beautiful beatitude!

Anthony Foster
Thanksgiving Day 
November 25, 2021

 

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Man of Sorrows, Glorious King


For the joy that was before you set
You incurred the world’s SIN debt
You bore the burden of our blame 
You despised the sorrowful shame
Man of Sorrows , what a cost
When our anguish became your loss.
Grief and misery you knew
Suffering servant, woe to you!

Man of Sorrows, King of Glory,  Through your death there is victory
Man of sorrows, Glorious King Of the Lamb and the Lion we sing!

Humiliation  laid you down
You bore the cross and gained the crown
As the Godhead had conceived
Exaltation you received
Lamentation to exaltation
Christ arose for our Salvation
Now at the Father’s right hand 
He sits enthroned and so we stand.

Man of Sorrows, King of Glory,  Through your death there is victory
Man of sorrows, Glorious King Of the Lamb and the Lion we sing!

Man of Sorrows,  King of Glory
To you we lift our offeratory
Songs of joy and hope and praise
All to You we humbly raise
King of Glory, Sovereign 
Majestic Monarch You shall reign
Royal Ruler on your throne
All Dominion is yours alone.

Man of Sorrows, King of Glory,  Through your death there is victory
Man of sorrows, Glorious King Of the Lamb and the Lion we sing!

Anthony Foster

November 13, 2021