Sunday, June 18, 2023

The Time of the Signs

This is the time of the signs

Look at the signs of the times

The time for consummation is due

When the true is called false and the false is called true


These are the times we were created for

Times of wars and rumors of war

Of famines and plagues and Earthquakes 

And every power of heaven shakes


This is the time of the signs

Look at the signs of the times

This is the time of the signs

Look at the signs of the times

This is the time of the signs

Look at the signs of the times


There is a purpose and there is a plan

When returns the Sovereign Son of Man

In a cloud of glory with great power

So watch and be ready for that hour


Time for all accounts to be made due

When judgment comes for the many and few

There’s be no second chances for the wicked that day 

So get down on your knees and pray


This is the time of the signs

Look at the signs of the times

The time for consummation is due

When the true is called false and the false is called true


This is the time of the signs

Look at the signs of the times

This is the time of the signs

Look at the signs of the times

This is the time of the signs

Look at the signs of the times


Luke 21

June 17, 2023

Anthony Foster



Thursday, June 15, 2023

Faithful


I waken to new mercies each morning

I slumber in new mercies each night

For each day my life you’re conforming

To the beauty and glory of Christ


Unflagging, unflinching, unshakeably true

Undaunted by my faithlessness

Constant and steady, I’ll depend on You

You’re the source of my righteousness


Chorus 

You are faithful for you are faithfulness

Steadfast and resolute, all my surety

Faithful and just to forgive if I confess

May I be faithful as you are faithful to me


You are my stalwart, you are my stay

You never slumber, and you never sleep 

Always persevering always unswayed

By your strong hand we’re held in your keep


Chorus 

You are faithful for you are faithfulness

Steadfast and resolute, all my surety

Faithful and just to forgive if I confess

May I be faithful as you are faithful to me

May I be faithful as you are faithful to me

May I be faithful as you are faithful to me


June 13, 2023

Anthony Foster





Monday, June 12, 2023

Oak of Righteousness


Bread of heaven feed me

Oh Good Shepherd lead me

On this rocky road to holiness.

Spirit of God show me

What it takes to grow me

Into a mighty oak of righteousness.


Draw my roots into your holy ground

There where glory may be found

Or graft me into the living vine

I would dwell deep in the divine.


Angel armies lend me

A true map that will send me

Into the clefts of Yahweh’s holy hill

There where glory dwells

And Christ His story tells

And draws me to the center of His will


Draw my roots into your holy ground

There where glory may be found

Or graft me into the living vine

I would dwell deep in the divine.


So plant me as an lone acorn  

With Spirit waters there reborn

What myst’ries await-I can only guess

As new life breaks into the light

Lord, raise me up to holy heights

Till I become an oak of righteousness

I would become an oak of righteousness

I will become an oak of righteousness


June 13, 2023

Anthony Foster



 

Smiling Moon

As dusk descends upon your mind

Eclipsing all you’ve left behind

And your soul sings a doleful tune

You’ll seek after a smiling moon.


If you stop to listen  in the dark

There sings the mellow meadowlark

So don’t stop listening too soon

In the shadows of a smiling moon


For there reflected glory shines

On greater wonders, better signs

Resplendent in the claire de lune

We shall become that smiling moon


For in the shadowlands of night

When darkness would obscure one’s sight

There holiness and grace commune

A-glowing as a smiling moon.


The light reflected from the sun

Can show your way when day is done

Though not clearly as it was at noon

Under the care of a smiling moon


For there reflected glory shines

On greater wonders, better signs

Resplendent in the claire de lune

Enlightened by the smiling moon


June 11, 2023

Anthony Foster


Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Give Us a New View of You


So many trials to be endured

No one truly understands

Our vision is obscured

Here in  the shadowlands


But You shed abroad your light

And give the blind men sight

All we perceive and all we believe

Is revealed by your marvelous light


Give us a new view of you

Make our vision clear and true

Open the eyes of our heart

As insight you impart

Lord give us. Give us a new view of You


The mirror is so dark

But with eyes of faith we see

The outlook is so stark

This is not the end of the story


You reveal to us your glorious Light

You are the beacon in this dark night

Open our eyes  till we realize

By your grace we will fight the good fight


Pass through the shadows and walk in the Light

Pass through the shadows and walk in the Light

Pass through the shadows and walk in the Light


Give us a new view of you

Make our vision clear and true

Open the eyes of our heart

As insight you impart

Lord give us. Give us a new view of You


Hebrews 11:10; 2 Tim 4:7; 1 John 1:7

June 4, 2023

Anthony Foster







You are Good

We’re children of promise

As your people, you go before us

In this wilderness where we roam

Soon you will lead us safely home


You are good, good, good, good to us

All us frail children of the dust

Seat us in  your heavenly place

You lift us up by your good grace


You are so good, you are so good 

Lead us  for it’s understood

Come to us You come to abide 

in You our Savior we will hide 


Bridge

You are good, good to us

All your promises we will trust

Lord you sought us and bought us

And gave us a name

Sacrificed for us 

and you took our blame

All that we could 

And all that we should

And all we hope to be

Is found in your goodness as you set us free.


You are so good, you are so good 

Lead us  for it’s understood

Come to us You come to abide 

In You our Savior we will hide 


June 4, 2023

Anthony Foster





You Work for Those Who Wait for You (Isaiah 64:4)

God’s eyes run to and fro

Throughout the earth –He aims

To give strong support to those

Whose hearts are without blame.


You work for those who wait for you

For you are faithful You are true

You are worthy of our adoration

You have become our firm foundation

You are not limited by our limitations

So in You alone we trust

You are for us not against us… 


From of old no one has heard 

Or perceived by the ear- one so Great

No eye has seen a God besides you,

who works for those who for him wait 


Do it Lord Jesus

We cannot succeed

But only If we trust in you

You will meet our need


For when our desires depart

You will satisfy our souls

You form in us a perfect heart

Not in part but the whole


You work for those who wait for you

For you are faithful You are true

You are worthy of our adoration

You have become our firm foundation

You are not limited by our limitations

So in You alone we trust

You are for us not against us… 


Isaiah 64:4; 2 Chronicles 16:9.

June 5, 2023

Anthony Foster