Saturday, May 18, 2024

The Fear of the Lord




Grace has taught our hearts to fear

For you are Holy, Holy in our eyes

We are undone apprehending glory

As we draw near  that fear will make us wise


Holy fear-Will draw us near

To the weight of Your glory, Holy One

Holy fear -Helps us persevere

Has the Lamb left the Lion now undone?


Give us one heart and one way

May you be our dread and be our fear 

More than mere respect,  we pray

That we may tremble as we draw near


Bridge

You save us with your staff, 

You save us with your rod

You  save us  from your Holy wrath

We do not trifle with the living God


Holy fear-Will draw us near

To the weight of Your glory, Holy One

Holy fear -Helps us persevere

Has the Lamb left the Lion now undone?


Isaiah 8:13; Jeremiah 32:39

May 18, 2024

Anthony Foster


Friday, May 17, 2024

All in All

Everything in heaven

Everything on Earth

Belongs to you and you alone

King of matchless worth

You alone are worthy

To you We bring our praise

You set your heart upon us

At this we stand amazed


You are the One who draws us

You are the One who saves

You have chosen to cause us

To come forth from our graves

You the author of our faith

You are the One who calls

You send your Word to give us life

For you are our All in all.


Your love is free and merciful

To love is your delight

Because we are found in Your Son

We are precious in your sight

Nothing shall separate us

Not death,  no depth nor height

You have the power to keep us

As we walk within Your Light


You are the One who draws us

You are the One who saves

You have chosen to cause us

To come forth from our graves

You the author of our faith

You are the One who calls

You send your Word to give us life

For you are our All in all.


May 17, 2024

Anthony Foster


 

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Jericho


The way out of here seems clear

But the doors won’t open I fear

The windows are locked and shuttered down

Lost with no desire to be found


You make my walls come tumblin’ down, tumbling down

You make my walls come tumblin’ down, tumbling down

You make my walls come tumblin’ down, tumbling down


Within the edifice of pride

It’s easy to hunker down and hide

As the perfect poser I am posed

My neon signs says I am closed 


You make my walls come tumblin’ down, tumbling down

You make my walls come tumblin’ down, tumbling down

You make my walls come tumblin’ down, tumbling down


Not so much afraid of rejection

Hesitant to brook affection

I’ll take refuge in the tower of light

And shed my security tonight


There is another hiding place

Where light abounds - its full of grace

So to that shelter I will flee

Where with new vision I can see


You make my walls come tumblin’ down, tumbling down

You make my walls come tumblin’ down, tumbling down

You make my walls come tumblin’ down, tumbling down

You make my walls come tumblin’ down, tumbling down

You make my walls come tumblin’ down, tumbling down

You make my walls come tumblin’ down, tumbling down


May 9, 2024

Anthony Foster


Sunday, May 5, 2024

The Old Man Dreams



I’m still dreaming yeah, I’m only dreaming.

But Reality knocks and I’ll heed the call

My flesh is weak but my soul it is beaming

This mortal vale's not unlike Jericho’s wall.


Love pouring down is more than a dream

It touches the spirit- hear  it slowly speak

It’s the essence of all that is seen and unseen

It’s the providence that empowers the weak


My concepts will follow a coherent scheme

In a place that  is more than a dream

To  enfold a vision of  glory supreme

In a place that  is more than a dream

Then I’ll raise my voice with the cherubim

In a place that  is more than a dream

In a place that  is more than a dream

In a place that  is more than a dream


The darkness is wailing and now it is screaming 

But the dream is now clear for mercy is great

I am an old man and yet I’m still dreaming

But I shall take refuge in the light while I wait.


So fantasy fades and reality beckons

And the mundane’s much more than it may seem

It avails to the pilgrim who will choose to reckon

The righteous root of an old man’s dream


My concepts will follow a coherent scheme

In a place that  is more than a dream

To  enfold a vision of  glory supreme

In a place that  is more than a dream

Then I’ll raise my voice with the cherubim

In a place that  is more than a dream

In a place that  is more than a dream

In a place that  is more than a dream


May 5, 2024

Anthony Foster



Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Open Eyes (The Gospel of the Glory of Christ)

Lord You opened our eyes to your light

So we could apprehend

The beauty of your glorious face

We were created for this End

You opened the eyes of our hearts

And became the light of our souls

It was by Your illumination

That You are our reason and goal


Lord open the eyes of more hearts today

Lord give vision to the blind we pray

So that men may come to know your living way 

Through the Glorious Gospel of Christ

Lord with open eyes we can see You

Are the Good and the Beautiful and the True

And savor You like we were created to

Through the Gospel of the Glory of Christ


Lord open new eyes to Your True Light

Through Your Word Lord open new minds

To the beauty of your excellencies

That with awakened  hearts they may find

Lord open the eyes of those in need

Like moths fly to a flaming light

With open eyes may they see your face

Transformed by the glorious sight


So we spread the Gospel to those we meet

Walking this earth with beautiful feet

Until Your Kingdom becomes complete

Through the Gospel of the Glory of Christ

Then with open eyes Your  truth is believed

By the light of Creation faith is conceived

And by this fresh birth, new life is received

Through the Gospel of the Glory of Christ

Through the Gospel of the Glory of Christ

Through the Gospel of the Glory of Christ


April 30, 2024

Anthony Foster

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The Gospel of Grace


The living God came into history
The One who is the last and the first 

The long-awaited King of Israel
And the Lord of the universe 

This King was Jesus Christ, the Messiah
With authority o'er all things

And the Savior is the Son of David
He rules as the Eternal King


It was for our Sins he bled and died

At Calvary He rent the veil

He was buried but He rose again

Triumphant over death and Hell


He promised His Spirit-Would be with us,
to abide with us, ne’re to leave

There to always help us and to teach us-
For every one who will believe

So His Gospel ever holds the promise-
Of salvation sure and great

Healing, liberation and forgiveness -
The source of Peace with God through faith


It was for our Sins he bled and died

At Calvary He rent the veil

He was buried but He rose again

Triumphant over death and Hell


He alone is our justification-
He forgives us of all our sins

So we are conformed unto His likeness-
Transformed, eternal life begins

And so chosen peoples of all nations-
are very glad when they are told 

Of full, abundant and unending life-
With God Himself the final goal


It was for our Sins he bled and died

At Calvary He rent the veil

He was buried but He rose again

Triumphant over death and Hell


April 23, 2024

Anthony Foster

Friday, April 5, 2024

My God Will Deliver Me

Lord, I cry out to you I am a wretched man

I do what I don’t want to do, I make such foolish plans

And what I really want to do, the narrow way to seek

My spirit may be willing, but you know my flesh is weak


Who will deliver me from this wretchedness?

Who will pull me from this miry mess?

My Savior and Lord will set me free

For my God will deliver me.


My God will deliver me

My God will deliver me

The source of sin put to the sword

Through Jesus Christ my Lord.


I may do the thing I hate, I may fall into sin

But if I repent and confess he will forgive and cleanse

I reckon myself dead to sin and gain the victory

Though evil will lie close at hand my God will deliver me


Who will deliver me from this wretchedness?

Who will pull me from this miry mess?

My Savior and Lord will set me free

For my God will deliver me.


Lord give me faith to believe your promises are true

Though you will not forsake me it matters what I do

If I will trust in the truth, the Truth will set me free

Through Jesus Christ and Christ alone God will deliver me


My God will deliver me

My God will deliver me

The source of sin put to the sword

Through Jesus Christ my Lord.


April 5, 2024

Romans 7:24-25

Anthony Foster