Monday, October 21, 2019

Undo Me (Vision of Reality)

Galvanize and mesmerize  And tune my heart to Thee
My suppositions Lord, surprise, So I can reckon rightly
The truth Lord I would apprehend From illusions and lies, lift my gaze
The worldly veil, Lord Jesus, rend: alarm, astonish, and amaze!
With new eyes I would see
A vision of reality.

This world of sin shall take its toll ; Lord Jesus help my unbeleif
Lord, I am ruined- seize my soul, And exchange glory for my grief
Disorient and disconcert,  Disturb all my delusions
Save me from a world of hurt- Destroy all my illusions
With new eyes I would see
A vision of reality.

Bridge-
When I repent and I confess You are faithful to forgive
You cleanse me with your righteousness And so the vinelife I would live
With new eyes I can see
A vision of reality.

All my righteous deeds are rags My prideful thoughts dumbfound
In truth the actual pricetags Will boggle minds and astound
Stun and startle, my soul shock -my presumptiousness undo
Unnerve me, rattle and rock-Till false foundations all fall through
With new eyes I would see
A vision of reality.

When I repent and I confess You are faithful to forgive
You cleanse me with your righteousness And so the vinelife I would live
With new eyes I can see
A vision of reality!

October 21, 2019
Anthony Foster





Show Me Your Glory



Show me what I cannot see
Teach me what I do not know
Your heart oh God reveal to me
Guide me where my mind should go.

From my eyes now lift the veil
Open scaled eyes so I may see
Now let the mind of Christ prevail
Send a vision of reality

Show me your Glory, Show me your Glory
Reveal to me the Riches of your Glory
Show me your Glory, Show me your Glory
Reveal to me the Riches of your Glory

Startle me with your goodness
Make me tremble at your word
Grip me with your holiness
Shake my souls core when Ive heard

Help me Lord to apprehend
Truth’s lengths and depths and heights
On spirit eyes I would depend
To my blind eyes give holy sight

Show me your Glory, Show me your Glory
Reveal to me the Riches of your Glory
Show me your Glory, Show me your Glory
Reveal to me the Riches of your Glory


Bridge:
Like a river turn my heart
Paths of righteousness reveal
Wisdom to my soul impart
Help me know  Lord what is real.

Show me your Glory, Show me your Glory
Reveal to me the Riches of your Glory
Show me your Glory, Show me your Glory
Reveal to me the Riches of your Glory

October 21, 2019
Anthony Foster

Friday, October 11, 2019

More Than Mere Music



Our songs are a sacrifice
Of praise to our God
That many will hear and believe
Our songs are indwelt
By the Spirit of God
Inhabited  by the grace we receive

More than mere music the songs that we sing
Testify to the world as we walk in the light
So this chorus of praises to Jesus we bring.
As we lift our voices our hearts shall take flight

For you promise to live in our praise in your Word
We lift up holy voices in meter and rhyme
And these mystical melodies still can be heard
In the songs of the redeemed of all time!

You store up our prayers,You enter our praise
We focus our heart with an infinite gaze
So we sing of your grace and your love all our days
To the altar of intimacy we shall bring
The gift of our praise offering.

Thrice holy, yet sheltering us under your wing
You are merciful in your great might
More than mere music the songs that we sing
Testify to the world as we walk in the light

Bridge:
We will sing praise with our spirits,
But we will also sing with our minds
Then the nations will hear it
And God’s salvation find!

You store up our prayers,You enter our praise
We focus our heart with an infinite gaze
So we sing of your grace and your love all our days
To the altar of intimacy we shall bring
The gift of our praise offering.

1 Corinthians 14:15
October 11, 2019
Anthony Foster



Give us Rest



Lord we come to you
With nothing in our hands
And you will fill our cup
With your overflowing plans

Plans to give us a future and a hope
The power to stand, the strength to cope
We come to bless you
And we're the ones who are blessed
When we come to you
you surely give us rest

You say, “Come to me all you
Who are weary and worn,
And I will give you rest”
Come to Christ with all of
The burdens you’ve borne
And He will give you rest.

Bridge:
Renew our spirits as in the past
Give us perseverance that will last
Strength for the journey we face
Is provided by your great grace

You say, “Come to me all you
Who are weary and worn,
And I will give you rest”
Come to Christ with all of
The burdens you’ve borne
And He will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28
October 10, 2019
Anthony Foster





Whatever it Takes (Help me to Rest in your Grace)




So many times I take the world on my shoulders
I still wander and wonder how I got there
I don’t seem to learn though I am getting older
To cast on You the burdens I never could bear

Teach me, reprove me, Correct me,  and prove me
Holy Spirit make me bold
Help me ferret out every dubious doubt
That manifests as a stronghold
Whatever idols need to be shattered,
Shatter them by your might
My lies need to be broken and battered,
Take them  and set me aright,
Discomfort me, realign me,
Unsettle me, refine me
Whatever it takes to bring me to you face to face
Whatever it takes -help me to rest in your grace.

Tho I may distrust and doubt that God will fulfill
All the promises He has made,
He is faithful to do just what he says he will-
He is not hindered by my weak faith

Teach me, reprove me, Correct me,  and prove me
Holy Spirit make me bold
Help me ferret out every dubious doubt
That manifests as a stronghold
Whatever idols need to be shattered,
Shatter them by your might
My lies need to be broken and battered,
Take them  and set me aright,
Discomfort me, realign me,
Unsettle me, refine me
Whatever it takes to bring me to you face to face
Whatever it takes -help me to rest in your grace.
Whatever it takes
Whatever it takes
Whatever it takes

2 Timothy 3:16
October 11, 2019
Anthony Foster