Hi. I would like to share with you some of my favourite love songs. My name is Don Foster and I have decided to classify myself as a singer/songwriter.
I wrote this while doing security work one weekend at a factory. It was a lovely summers day and the trees were green and the birds were singing, and I was missing my family.
One lunch break when I was working in the big city, I was walking to the park when this song came to me. I had no paper, so I got my bank balance from an ATM, and scribbled the song on the tiny bit of paper. It is one of my favourite love songs, even though it is a bit sad.
When we were teenagers, my brother and I went to the sea for a holiday, and that is what this song is based on. I just love being by the sea on those lovely beaches, and surfing the waves.
Here is another song about longing to be by the sea.
5. I’m yours
Another one of my favourite love songs.
This is based on a dream I had when my son was small. I know a number of people who have lost their sons to car accidents, so this is very real in some people’s lives, and my heartfelt sympathies go out to those parents. When I was doing security work, and my son was little, I used to sing this song to myself, and the tears would stream down my face because I love my son so much. He is big now, but this is still one of my favourite love songs.
7. Palm Tree
There are so many people that commit suicide when the stress gets too much. So I hope this song helps somebody.
Back in the early 70’s when I was a travelling singer, I was invited to supper at some people’s home. The rest of what happened is in the song.
9. A New Day
This song keeps speaking to my heart, that I must forget the past, and start anew.
10. Little Boat
This song is based on a vision a man had. I heard his story in about 1971, and later wrote the song.
11. I need You
I was driving down a road when this song came to me, so I pulled to the side and wrote it.
12. Don’t you worry
The other day my wife shared with us about the U.S.A. shutdown and the economic meltdown, and it got me so worried. So, the next day I listened to my song again, and decided to re-post it on the youtube. This song brings me a lot of comfort.
13. I carried you
This song is based on a poem I read about the footprints in the sand. It is always such a comfort to me.
This is a love song to God.
15. Jerusalem I love
To me it was a very holy feeling being in Jerusalem.
16. Blue Galilee
When we were by Galilee, I felt like pitching a tent and living there the rest of my life.
This is a very impotant song. It has spoken to my heart many times.
18. The Winning Side
We are in a battle for our souls. God verses the devil.
19. Little Birds
God wants us to be happy.
20. Just one touch
To me this is a very holy song. I still need a big touch from the Holy Spirit.
21. All my troubles
All of us go through troubles, but it is coming out of them that is so hard.
22. Like the bird
One afternoon as I was going for a walk this song came to me as the sun was going down.
23. No condemnation
If ever we sin, we need to come to the Lord and ask forgiveness.
Here is the same song – with words.
One night I had a dream that shook me up real bad, and so the next morning I wrote the song.
26. A New Heart
I have re-done this song using pictures. We all need a new heart. There is so much hate and violence in the world.
I think this song has an important message.
28. He understands
This is my latest song on youtube. October 9. 2013. Jesus understands how you feel because he has been through all the suffering that you and I have been through. He is now our high priest in heaven, interceeding for you and me.
Jesus specialized in changing people. No matter what you have done, He is willing to forgive you if you ask Him to. He loves you, and wants you to be saved.
My wife and sister said they couldn’t hear all the words, so I typed them in.
I wrote this song after my cracked spine got healed back in 1972.
32. You stood by me
I wrote this song about my wife, and how she stood by me when I went through a difficult time in my life.
I wrote this one back in 1966 when I was doing military training. I was travelling in a military bus looking out the window at the cows in the field.
34. Concrete Jungle
Back in about 1979 we were living in an apartment, and I could see the factories pumping smoke into the air, which inspired me to write this song.
To me this is a very holy song. Some people don’t like holy songs, and Jesus said we mustn’t cast our pearls before swine.
Many years ago I came home from work feeling very depressed. I got on my knees by my bed and poured out my troubles to the Lord. Afterwards, I felt so much better, and wrote the song. Usually when I play the guitar and sing it, I dance around. It gives me such a charge, more than any other song.
Here is a Bible story in song. Hope you like it.
In 1983 I had a dream one night, then the next morning I wrote this. It is my passover song.
Many years ago, we saw many people get healed, and I am constantly praying to see that again.
This is one of the last songs I wrote. “Everyone is special in the eyes of the Lord.”
41. Get off my back
I wrote this song when I was in my early twenties, and it seems like all my life that the devil has been whispering negative things into my mind. Telling me that I am not good enough. He has also used other people to tell me the same things. However, I feel that my songs have a certain amount of merit, even though I am plagued with such negative thoughts. Also, every night I seem to have nightmares. It is like I am in a continual spiritual battle.
This song was a very big help in a healing process, because of a problem I went through with a particular man. Then years later, I had a problem with a certain woman, so I lengthened the song to cover both of them. Don’t let other people stop you from following Jesus. We all have to give an account one day.
43. I forgive you
Many times in my life I have had to forgive people for the wrongs they have done to me. As I did the pictures of this videos, it has brought back so many memories. My wife says it is because the devil has wanted to kill me. I think she is right.
I wrote this song back in the 70’s. As I sing the gospel songs, it leads me into worship, and this is a love song to Jesus.
This was the title of my long playing record back in 1972. On the record was the whole band, but on this version, it is just me and the keyboard.
When I wrote this song, the original title was: “Daddy was a hard, drinking man.” Many years later, I have wondered if the title had offended my dad. You see, I wrote the song about a guy we met back in the 70’s, and I wrote it from the point of view of his children. So anyway, I have changed the title, but I cannot remember the guy’s name, so I have called him Henry. After I had written the song, my wife asked me if I knew that he had planned to commit suicide, but I didn’t know that when I wrote the song.
Many rich people want to buy the things of God, but all His gifts are free. We have to pay the price of dedication.
48. Chain the wind
Jesus talked about being born of the Spirit in John chapter 3.
Before she died, my mother hugged me and said: “I’ll meet you in heaven.”
This song is based on a true story.
51. A new creature
This is based on a statement in the Bible by Paul: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corintians 5,17.
52. Don’t be weary
This song is based on a Bible verse that says: “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galations 6,9.
53. So forgive
I wrote this song back in 1971 after a car cut in front of me on a freeway.
54. Someone cared
Jesus loves you.
When I was in my early twenties, I had a dream one night where I stood before the Lord, and the Lord said: “What did you do for Me?” So I replied: “I went to church.” He said: “That wasn’t for me, that was for yourself, you are the one who got a blessing out of it. What did you do for Me?” So I said: “I read the Bible.” The Lord said: “That was for yourself, you are the one who got a blessing out of it. What did you do for Me?” Then it dawned on me that I had never won any souls for Jesus. I went to meetings 7 to 10 times a week. I read the Bible when I was a teenager. I knew hundreds of songs. I even knew most of the numbers off by heart, and what key each song was in, but I had never won any soul for Jesus. So that is what inspired me to ask Margaret to go to church. When she gave her heart to Jesus, her life changed. For the first time, I saw a life change in front of my own eyes, and I later left my job and went out singing for Jesus, and trying to win souls for Him. I also did a comic about Margaret. I can’t remember why I called the comic Top Priority, but I guess it is because being saved is the most important thing in the whole world! Won’t you give your life to Christ today? Comic: Top Priority
I had this vision when I was washing Leo’s feet at a foot washing service in 1982.
I got inspired to write this song based on a story I heard when I was young, about lady in Africa who had a dream.
It is about Abraham. I got inspired to write this song when my son was small.
Sorry that my recordings are not very good, but I feel I must put my songs out there in case there are some good singers and musicians that are looking for material.
60. Mama’s Prayer
Many years ago as I was on a long trip, I was inspired to write this song based on a story by another singer. Every now and then I would stop at the side of the road and write down the words. At the same time, I felt I was interceding for my son: “The devil can’t have my boy Lord.”
61. Fly High
This song is from my LP which was recorded in 1972.
This is from the recording of 1972.
I wrote this song back in the 60’s or 70’s, based on an evangelist I had met. Over the years I have seen a number of preachers leave the ministry through a variety of reasons. Many times I pray that they will come back to preaching the gospel.
Dear Afrikaans people. Please forgive me if I make mistakes in your language, but I have written a few Afrikaans songs, and feel I must share them with the rest of the world. Maybe there are some good singers out there looking for songs to sing, then they can take it a few steps further. Here is what this song means in English:
Father, open up your arms, here comes your lost son. Give him a big love-hug, he looks so very lonely. With a bag (or pocket) full of money, he went away, looking for pleasure and enjoyment. His clothes were nice and clean, and he walked upright. Now he’s coming back on the mountain road. He looks so skinny and dirty. Give him a big love-hug, he looks so very lonely.
65. Live above
I wrote this song in 1966 when I was in a plane looking down at the scenery.
I also have a gospel site: http://countrygospelandbible.com/