Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Grace Upon Grace


The fullness of Christ overwhelms us

The wonders of Grace overflow

The grace we receive from His fullness

Is sweeter than this world can know

So feel his fullness overwhelm you

As we come to sit at his feet

The one who is with God and was God

Infinite divine and complete


Glorious fullness, glorious grace

Not just from, but through God alone

Glorious fullness, glorious Grace

Delivered straight from heaven’s throne

Grace upon grace, grace upon grace

From his fullness we have all received, 

Grace upon grace. grace upon grace 

His fullness to all who believe!


We are being drenched by this grace-gift

His fullness our hearts will pursue

We have full access to this mercy

Grace glorious,  faithful and true

Child don’t you feel so astonished

At this rock solid reality?

This grace is the fullness of True truth

So fullness of Joy beckons Thee


Glorious fullness, glorious grace

Not just from but through God alone

Glorious fullness, glorious Grace

Delivered straight from heaven’s throne

Grace upon grace, grace upon grace

From his fullness we have all received, 

Grace upon grace. grace upon grace 

His fullness to all who believe!


February 22, 2023

John 1:14, 16.

Anthony Foster





The Holiness of God

(After Isaac Watts)


How shall I praise th' eternal God,

That infinite Unknown?

Who can ascend his high abode,

Or venture near his throne?


Those watchful eyes that never sleep

Survey the world around

His wisdom is a boundless deep

Where all our thoughts are drowned.


Holy justice, holy grace

Holy mercy in this holy place

Holy wisdom, holy fire

Be our one holy desire


He knows no shadow of a change

Nor alters his decrees;

Firm as a rock his truth remains

To guard his promises.


Justice upon a dreadful throne

Maintains the rights of God;

While Mercy sends her pardons down,

Bought with a Savior's blood.


Holy justice, holy grace

Holy mercy in this holy place

Holy wisdom, holy fire

Be our one holy desire


After Isaac Watts with new refrain

February 22, 2023

Anthony Foster


Let Me Testify




There is nothing great about me

But my Almighty God is Great

I have no boast but Jesus

My Savior wrote my fate


Let Me Testify

Let Me Testify

Let Me Testify

Let Me Testify


Let me tell you of His story-Let me testify-

He is the Truth the Glory-He will destroy the Lie

He is like a refiner’s fire

To burn away lesser desires

He gives to us whatever He requires


God's grace in Christ is way, way, way, way, way, way bigger than your sin.

God's grace in Christ is way, way, way, way, way, way bigger than your sin.


Let Me Testify

Let Me Testify

Let Me Testify

Let Me Testify


I’ll tell you of His mighty works- I will testify

I am a witness to great grace but I can’t tell you why

I can relate all the facts

How nothing good came from my acts

When you trust him he provides all man lacks


Let Me Testify

Let Me Testify

Let Me Testify

Let Me Testify


February 22, 2023

Anthony Foster



Vapor (Manpleaser)


Don’t you know how quickly men will forget

That after you die there will be nothing left

So why do you seek to please men?

But God will remember all you did to please Him.


Manpleaser what do you hope to gain?

Life is a vapor that fades – it is all in vain.

Manpleaser what do you hope to gain?

Life is a vapor that fades – it is in vain.


The grass withers the flower fades

The wood hay and stubble all burns away

What is your life but dust-in the wind it is cast

But what ever is done for the Lord will last.


Manpleaser what do you hope to gain?

Life is a vapor that fades – it is all in vain.

Manpleaser what do you hope to gain?

Life is a vapor that fades – it is in vain.


February 22, 2023

Anthony Foster







 

The Startling Saga of the Sinless Servant Savior


The presence of the Lord was there In Eden’s paradise

But the bearer of God’s image Outlawed fruit filled  their eyes

Creator cast them out from there-they could not simply trust

That God was good and great and wise-And they were holy dust.


Man went his way and went astray and wickedness did reign

God called out to preserve the seed Judged men with flooding rain

A new beginning but mankind-A Babel-fist had raised

Then the creator scattered men To 4 winds all their days


For centuries men sought the light t’was lost at Eden’s gate

A wilderness was waiting there-For men to navigate

But then GOD called upon a man-To forfeit his own son

His mercy met His own command- the offering was done


Then at a bush that did not burn-God visited again

He called a one time prince who fell-From grace and power’s plan

Then He showed himself in glory-to mortal eyes true fire

And revealed the holy story- what holiness  requires


So came the judges and the kings-Men sought their substitutes

For sovereign rule and righteousness-They debased their pursuits

And all like sheep had gone astray-To follow their own eyes

And still a remnant few would pray –a servant would arise


His ancestors had turned away-did what they thought was wise

But lost in a fool’s dream they stay- The soul that sins still dies

But they were anticipating- The Promised King to come

And though they failed time and again- God’s will would still be done.


He put on human flesh and bone- And entered into dust

To live a life that they would not-And could not learn to trust

And so the presence they had sought- He came; they knew him not

But with His death man’s souls were bought-He bore trangression’s  lot


So He gave himself to evil-So he could conquer death

In a glorious resurrection-God gave his corpse new breath

And so now He has ascended Far beyond Eden’ seed

And there before the Throne of grace - He  ever intercedes


So the seed became a servant- a Savior to become

This sacrificial substitute would see God’s will be done

That mercy and compassion would truly be revealed

Now forever with the presence of our God we are sealed!


February 22, 2023

Anthony Foster

Oh Living Head


Oh Living Head, you arose from the dead

We worship at your feet

You came to die, you were crucified

To become our mercy seat.


The plan was laid, the provision made

Before the foundations of the world

In time and space You revealed your case

Like a scroll through time unfurled


The seed of the woman would persist 

Through fire and rage and flood

The root of Jesse springing forth

As the holy Son of God


No man may decide for Him unless by

The Father he is drawn

But for those who hear he will draw them near

And convert them right from wrong.


So come to him and be freed from Sin

And sing redemption’s song

The chosen few- all who’ve been made new

All will be fulfilled ere long


They who bend the knee, given eyes to see

By the magnificent I Am

As He is esteemed they are redeemed 

By the perfect blood of the lamb


February 21, 2023

Anthony Foster.


 

Isn’t Life Beautiful?





Isn’t life beautiful? 

Isn’t life blessed?

Isn’t life a precious gift

A Holy trust and test?


Isn’t life marvelous

Doesn’t life fly?

We must redeem the time

Before we come to die


Don’t live beneath your privilege

Live your life within the light

For life can be a joy to live

If we only live it right.


When at the end of days

When  we leave this place

When you give your last account 

Cast yourself  headlong on grace


Isn’t life beautiful?

Life is Good and True

Let us hope to live it out

Unto God in all we do!


February 21, 2023

Anthony Foster







 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

We Sing Redemption's Song

We sing redemption’s song 

To the One who set us free

Now to Him our hearts and souls belong 

For all eternity!

We have been redeemed 

From the slave  market of Sin

And all we ever have dreamed 

Belongs to us in him!


We sing the song of the redeemed  

We sing the song of freedom and all it means

For he who’s set free in the Son is free indeed

And in this freedom we have all we’ll ever need.


We sing redemptions song 

And we’ll sing to all those who’ll hear

For hearts that thirst and long 

For the Father to draw near

For redemption’s price is paid- 

We have been reconciled

The great exchange has been made 

So now we can be called God’s child


We sing the song of the redeemed  

We sing the song of freedom and all it means

For he who’s set free in the Son is free indeed

And in this freedom we have all we’ll ever need.


For he breaks the captives’ chains 

And He sets the prisoners free

For all of my life it will always remain 

I in Christ and Christ in me

For all of my life it will always remain 

I in Christ and Christ in me

For all of my life it will always remain 

I in Christ and Christ in me


February 21, 2023

Anthony Foster






Monday, February 20, 2023

Trust in the Lord

There is a straight and a narrow way

And a broad way where for your sins you have to pay

The broad way is where doubt and fear prevail

But the narrow way ‘s where God’s Word never fails.


If you’re walking that broad path lay down your load

Leave that path of destruction and walk on heaven’s road

That is where step by step the Shepherd leads us home

So come take that narrow way, no longer to roam


Trust in the Lord with all your heart

And lean not on your own understanding

In all your ways acknowledge Him

And He will direct your path 

Trust therefore in the Lord


Ease comfort and pleasure will never satisfy

For you end in outer darkness when you die

Forsake the broad way and Jesus now confess

Step out onto the narrow way and you’ll be blessed.


Trust in the Lord with all your heart

And lean not on your own understanding

In all your ways acknowledge Him

And He will direct your path 

Trust therefore in the Lord

Trust therefore in the Lord

Trust therefore in the Lord.


February 20, 2023

Anthony Foster

Oh Holy Spirit


Let the living water well up in your soul

Let it cleanse your heart, fill your mind and make you whole

You know He’s dwelling there just give Him full control

Let the Living water well up in your soul.


For the Spirit He has come and filled you up

He sealed you and overflowed salvation’s cup

So never quench the Spirit for He purifies your heart

He will sanctify you and set you apart.


Oh Holy Spirit, You testify to my heart the Truth

You comfort me, rebuke me and you teach

Oh Spirit of Truth You are the living Proof

That the dead in sin are not beyond your reach


You don’t have to call the Spirit down from on High

For He dwells within your heart to sanctify

His is overflowing You and he causes you to repent

On the day you’re saved the Spirit’s heaven sent


Oh Holy Spirit, You testify to my heart the Truth

You comfort me, rebuke me and you teach

Oh Spirit of Truth You are the living Proof

That the dead in sin are not beyond your reach


Let the living water well up in your soul

Let it cleanse your heart, fill your mind and make you whole

You know he’s dwelling there just give Him full control

Let the Living water well up in your soul.

Let the Living water well up in your soul.

Let the Living water well up in your soul.


John 4:14; 2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30

February 20, 2023

Anthony Foster