Friday, December 30, 2016

Advent

Lo He comes
Comes to search and rescue
To seek and save, release you
Lo He comes

Lo He comes
Comes to fulfill God’s mission
Comes to give the blind a vision
Lo He comes.

Jesus who delivers us
From the wrath to come
From the grave He has arisen
Just look what God has done!

Lo He comes
God is sending and pursuing
Christ is continually rescuing
Daughters and Sons
Till Hs Kingdom comes

As the Father has sent the Son
Sent Him down from Heaven above
So now He sends us out
To shed abroad His love.

So we go,
And as we are sent
We are His continual advent
Invading new souls
So we go
So we go
So we go.

Anthony Foster
Deember 23, 2016


Christmas Awakening

Stir me up, remind me
Wake me from my sleep
Continue to awaken me
For I slumber long and deep.

Though great things we have known
We degrade them, to our harm
Instead to dullness we are prone
Halfhearted and lukewarm.

So feel the wonder of the truth
The greatness of its weight
We have no need for something new
So the old freshly relate.

Reminders and stirrings will
Cause us to feel some measure
Of the joy this Christmas can instill
Great joy shall be our treasure

So may indestructible joy
Dawn now upon our day
With God the object of our joy
It can’t be tak’n away.

And so this Christmas heed the Word
May the Spirit op’n our eyes
So our affections now are stirred
To see afresh the glorious Christ

Anthony Foster
After Piper
December 22, 2016



Draw Near


Now may the God of peace who brought again
Our Lord Jesus From the dead
The great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,
equip you with everything good that you may do his will,
working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ,
 to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

 Hebrews 13:20-21

Keep on drawing near to God
Forever and ever.
He works in us this very thing
Forever and ever.
He is doing this through Jesus

Who has purchased for us this grace
Through His death and so He prays
And asks the Father and He hears
So that He might draw us near

Eternal saving work
Of our High Priest alone
Makes it so we can draw near
And stand at Grace’s throne

He intercedes on our behalf
He who saves us from sure wrath
He prays our faith should never fail
With confidence we will prevail/

So in confession and in prayer
Draw near  in trust and praise
He will never cast you out
For to the uttermost He saves.


December 23, 2016