Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Lord We Believe

Lord we believe
In You we place our trust
For You are great and mighty 
And we are but dust

Lord we believe
To You we will adhere
We will follow in your way
As you draw us near

For even demons believe
And tremble as they do
Belief is more than mere assent
We cast ourselves on You.
For you are Faithful and True

Lord we believe
On You we will rely
You will be our only hope
Whether we live or die!

To trust and to adhere to
To rely on you alone
This is how we may believe
You claim us as Your own
We know as we are known

Anthony Foster
January 21, 2022


Friday, December 31, 2021

Trembling Joy

My name is recorded in the Lamb’s book of life.
I rejoice in the fact that I’m saved.
The suffering has purpose in spite of the strife
For I no longer fear the grave.

And I will tremble, tremble
I will tremble tremble
I will tremble tremble
Undone by the glorious sights
As with joy I live in my Christ

What I’ve been saved from is more than I know
Spared from the fate I deserve
Hell with the undying worm of the soul 
But God’s grace gives incalculable worth

And I will tremble, tremble
I will tremble tremble
I will tremble tremble
Undone by the glorious sights
As with joy I live in my Christ

Now with boldness I stand at the throne of God’s grace
And with confidence I will draw near
So with trembling joy I can transcend this place
And not longer be ruled by my fear

And I will tremble, tremble
I will tremble tremble
I will tremble tremble
Undone by the glorious sights
As with joy I live in my Christ

December 31, 2021
Anthony Foster

Homeward Bound

It’s a long long night on the road to somewhere
Destinations are not fixed in stone
Sometimes the dawn brings detours and other times a dare
But the journey wasn’t meant to be travelled alone

There are shadows up around the bend
And the twilight can obscure its end
As we traverse on a questionable quest
There are vistas beyond what we can see
Adventures on this trajectory
Where a wandering heart is startled as it’s blessed
And soon you’ll be homeward bound to take your rest

Every  tenacious  pilgrim who perseveres thru pain
And finds joy in the journey as they roam
Will come to realize that all their loss can become gain
When the winding path turns him back toward home

Though droughts within your spirit you may navigate
And storms and floods of fantasy  you contemplate
Here where trials and rejoicing interplay
There a flame and fire your path will light
As you walk by faith and not by sight
When by grace from your self-made plans you stray
You are homeward bound upon the living way.

December 31, 2021
Anthony Foster

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Out of Darkness



Into the depths of darkness
Into the shadowland
With no choice but to wander
And to strain to understand
Cringing to cling to an ember
Struggling to see in the night
Caught in a void of chaos
Blind even though eyes have sight

There is One who comes to call us
Out of  darkness to marvelous light
There is One who comes to save us
By His glorious power and might.

Once lost in a fatal delusion
Nowhere to go or to turn
Feeling the deep pangs of hunger
Roiling in a heart that yearns 
This deadly darkness He invaded
True Truth to illuminate
Out of the darkness He calls us
Into a glorious state.

There is One who comes to call us
Out of  darkness to marvelous light
There is One who comes to save us
By His glorious power and might.

Bridge
Out of the darkness into the light
Into His glory where faith becomes sight
Out of the shadows stumbling in the night
Out of the graveyard to skies shining bright

There is One who comes to call us
Out of  darkness to marvelous light
There is One who comes to save us
By His glorious power and might.

December 25, 2021
Anthony Foster

Friday, December 24, 2021

He Is, He Was, and He Will Be

Who is this Son of Man?
He is the Son of God
He Is, He Was, and He Will Be
His Holy name we laud!
Now full of Grace and Truth
He descends from above
Gentle and lowly in His heart
Yet God of Light and Love

Like eternal Father, like eternal Son;
Spanning endless ages, two divinely one.
Alpha and Omega, both the first and last;
Eternally existing, present, future, past.

The resurrection and the life
The One Son of the Blessed
The triune and uncreated
In mortal form enfleshed.
He is the first and He is the Last
The source and the sum
His power and glory will be seen
When His Kingdom comes

Like eternal Father, like eternal Son;
Spanning endless ages, two divinely one.
Alpha and Omega, both the first and last;
Eternally existing, present, future, past.

Soon will appear in heav’n the sign 
Of the returning Son of Man, 
And all the tribes of earth will mourn, 
For they will understand
Then unveiled glory will be shown
As from eternity
And we will know as we are known
God’s true reality

Like eternal Father, like eternal Son;
Spanning endless ages, two divinely one.
Alpha and Omega, both the first and last;
Eternally existing, present, future, past.

December 24, 2021
After an article by Jon Bloom
Anthony Foster

Jubilation! Christ is Born!


For ages hope was out of sight
Men were creatures of the night
Doing right in their own eyes
Living with  a throne of lies
And the greatest enemy of men
Was man himself  in all His sin

Promised hope for those who grieve
Messiah would their woes relieve
Time and times He was  foretold
That His coming was from of old
Heed  the prophets Ye forlorn
Blessed will be the ones that mourn

Jubilation! Christ is born
All ye nations cease to mourn
Lamentation no more reigns
Our salvation now attains

Come and worship all the Earth
Come and hail your Savior’s birth
Almighty God and man is He
Who alone can set us free!
Come and praise the servant King
His coming changes everything!

Jubilation! Christ is born
All ye nations cease to mourn
Lamentation no more reigns
Our salvation now attains

December 24, 2021
Anthony Foster






Wednesday, December 22, 2021

That We May Believe


Oh awaken, awaken all you children
To the awe and the astonishment and fear
Oh awaken, Awaken to the Wonder
To the Wonder that the Son of God is here

Oh the Blessed beauty of the Begotten
By God the Father from all eternity
Who reflecting all God’s radiant glory
Now the image of His person we can see

Tear the veil from our eyes, let us clearly see
This unimaginable reality
Beyond all desires, more than we can conceive
Light of Lights shine on us that we may believe.

Bridge
Now let us tremble at Christ’s incarnation
And arouse all the emotions we can bear
For Immanuel has now come to save us
So the Name above all names we shall declare! 

Oh the marvel the majesty and mystery
Now no stranger story ever has been told
He created and sustains the universe
Which by the Word of His power He upholds

Holy Spirit, pray awaken us from sleep
To the awe and admiration Christ deserves
Then our joy will be full when God is Hallowed
As the cosmic glory of Christ is observed

Tear the veil from our eyes, let us clearly see
This unimaginable reality
Beyond all desires, more than we can conceive
Light of Lights shine on us that we may believe.

John 20:30–31
December 22, 2021
Anthony Foster