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Michael Stosic
Michael Stosic

Story

I wrote this song about a very hard time in my life. My wife and I went through the excitement of expecting our first child, a little girl we were going to name Georgia. My wife got very sick and delivered Georgia early and she died at birth. I was questioning God were He was during all of this knowing we lost our baby. And He replied....I'm always here with you!

Lyrics

Always Here With You

Words and Music by Michael Stosic

© 2018 MiSto Music BMI

 

When I was twenty-five years old the doctor told my wife and I

You’re going to have a little girl and we both began to cry

We’re going to have a baby, she’ll be the apple of our eye

Then I said, Lord I thank you.

 

When almost five months had gone by something had started to go wrong

My wife was getting very sick the baby wasn’t very strong

Then my wife went into labor, the baby didn’t last too long

And I said, Lord where are you.

 

I’m in the gentle breeze that’s blowing

I’m in the rising of the sun

I’m in the stars that dance at midnight

I’m in the river as it runs

I’m in your tears that fall like raindrops

I’ve counted each and every one

I’m always here with you.

 

Now forty years have passed me by and most my hair has gone to grey

We were blessed to raise three children now we watch their children play

But I still miss my little girl I think about her everyday

And I say, Lord where are you.

 

I’m in the gentle breeze that’s blowing

I’m in the rising of the sun

I’m in the stars that dance at midnight

I’m in the river as it runs

I’m in your tears that fall like raindrops

I’ve counted each and every one

I’m always here with you.

 

The winds of life can blow so strong, but the day is drawing near

When I will hold you in my arms and I will wipe away your tears

I’ll wipe away your fears

 

I’m in the gentle breeze that’s blowing

I’m in the rising of the sun

I’m in the stars that dance at midnight

I’m in the river as it runs

I’m in your tears that fall like raindrops

I’ve counted each and every one

I’m always here with you.

 

 

Michael Stosic
Michael Stosic

Story

This is a worship song I wrote just simply saying thank you to God for all He has done for me...for all of us.

Lyrics

I Thank You

Words and Music by Michael Stosic

© 2018 MiSto Music BMI

 

I don’t know what you saw in me

To give your life on Calvary

But you did, and I thank you

I don’t know what to do or say

Or how I ever could repay what you did

So I thank you.

 

The God who made the earth and sky

Said on the cross you can rely

And with one final cry said it is done

Then you rose and now you call me your son

That you did, and I thank you.

 

Your grace and mercy did abound

Your love and kindness did resound

Yes it did, and I thank you

When I ran you ran after me

Not letting go till I could see

What you did, so I thank you.

 

The God who made the earth and sky

Said on the cross you can rely

And with one final cry said it is done

Then you rose and now you call me your son

That you did, and I thank you.

 

A love like this I’ve never seen

While in my guilt you came between

What was meant for me

Now how can that be

But you did, and I thank you.

 

The God who made the earth and sky

Said on the cross you can rely

And with one final cry said it is done

Then you rose and now you call me your son

That you did, and I thank you.

 

Michael Stosic
Michael Stosic

Story

I wrote this song, On That Day, about the day I take my final breath and will I know I've done the best I could in this life to help those in need or will I regret my past. It's also about looking forward to seeing those again who I've lost in this life, all my family and friends who have gone before me. A time of joy not sorrow.

Lyrics

On That Day

Words and Music by Michael Stosic

© 2018 MiSto Music BMI

 

On that day when I finally breath my last

Will I be thankful for my life

Or will I just regret my past

On that day will I have done all that I could

To help the ones who were in need

Did I do them any good

On that day, on that day, on that day.

 

I can’t wait to see my daddy I miss him every day

And my little daughter Georgia I never got to see her face

Than all my friends and family those who have gone before

Will be there waiting for me when I pass through heavens door

On that day. On that day, on that day.

 

On that day with my hearts resolving beat

Will I have run my race to win

Or was my contest bittersweet

On that day when my new life has begun

And I will stand before my God

Will He say my child well done

On that day, on that day, on that day.

 

I can’t wait to see my daddy I miss him every day

And my little daughter Georgia I never got to see her face

Than all my friends and family those who have gone before

Will be there waiting for me when I pass through heavens door

On that day. On that day, on that day.

 

I’m not guaranteed tomorrow I can’t afford to wait

To tell the ones I love I love before it is too late

Each days a gift from heaven I’ll treasure every one

And do the good that I can do until my time is done

On that day, on that day, on that day.

 

I can’t wait to see my daddy I miss him every day

And my little daughter Georgia I never got to see her face

Than all my friends and family those who have gone before

Will be there waiting for me when I pass through heavens door

On that day. On that day, on that day.

 

 

 

Michael Stosic
Michael Stosic

Story

I wrote The Foot of the Cross as a Worship/Hymn style song. I wrote it one day as I imagined being there at the cross and looking up into the face of Jesus. I go there in reverence, kneeling, bowing and finally standing knowing that I will forever remain at the foot of the cross.

Lyrics

The Foot of the Cross

Words and Music by: Michael Stosic

© 2018 MiSto Music BMI

 

 

I kneel at the foot of the cross

In awe of what Jesus has done

While draped in my sin

And shame from within

He loved me and called me His son.

 

I will stay at the foot of the cross

Where He took all my sorrow and pain

Now I’m blameless and pure

And of this I am sure

At the foot of the cross I’ll remain.

 

I bow at the foot of the cross

In reverence I humbly submit

To a wonderful plan

I don’t understand

His grace I will never forget

 

I will stay at the foot of the cross

Where He took all my sorrow and pain

Now I’m blameless and pure

And of this I am sure

At the foot of the cross I’ll remain.

 

I stand at the foot of the cross

On the hill known as Calvary

Where He did not retreat

Did not end in defeat

It ended in my victory

 

I will stay at the foot of the cross

Where He took all my sorrow and pain

Now I’m blameless and pure

And of this I am sure

At the foot of the cross I’ll remain.

 

Michael Stosic
Michael Stosic

Story

Sharing music is not something that we often do, but with recent worldly events casting at the very least uncertainty and worry in people’s hearts and society in general – we found that it’s only right we share Michael Stosic’s inspiring single ‘Strength of My Heart’ with our readers and the web. Here’s why:

Michael is a renowned Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter and to him faith is the most powerful medicine we can have. I’m afraid I’ll have to agree with him on that one.
 

The pressures of daily life and society are becoming increasingly negligent of our truest emotions. We are not really supposed to show any weaknesses. We are expected to be professionally successful, and be a great husband or great wife and a million other labels – all of which allows very little room for mistakes and self care. This modern day way of living, not only is wearing our minds and bodies down, it’s also quickly becoming unsustainable.
 

That is exactly why Stosic’s release is indeed needed and relevant – it carries a message of strength, faith and perseverance, especially when we’re at our lowest. It is there to change our mindset and what better way to do so, than with the help of rich and upbeat christian rock tones and encouraging lyrics?
 

‘Strength of My Heart’ is scheduled for release on Monday, 25th March on Christian radio world-wide.

Lyrics

Strength of My Heart

Words and Music by Michael Stosic

© 2018 MiSto Music BMI

 

Though I fail and I just want to give up and no longer try

When I say I’ve had enough and I just want to cry

I just want to cry.

 

Strength of my heart keeper of my soul

When my heart grows weak and weary

When my soul cry’s out He hears me

Strength of my heart keeper of my soul

Though I’m broken He makes me whole

He’s the strength of my heart.

 

Though my tears can wash away my sadness

So I will sing again my songs of joy with gladness

It will heal my heart it will heal my heart.

 

Strength of my heart keeper of my soul

When my heart grows weak and weary

When my soul cry’s out He hears me

Strength of my heart keeper of my soul

Though I’m broken He makes me whole

He’s the strength of my heart.

 

Jesus knows my pain my struggles and my sorrow

He gives me hope for today that will last for tomorrow

 

Strength of my heart keeper of my soul

When my heart grows weak and weary

When my soul cry’s out He hears me

Strength of my heart keeper of my soul

Though I’m broken He makes me whole

He’s the strength of my heart.

 

Michael Stosic
07/29/2018
Michael Stosic

Story

"This was a fun song for me to write, the thought of this old time train going across the country stopping in all of these amazing cities, most of them places I've been to, bringing the good news of salvation - All aboard Heaven Bound."

Special thanks to the amazing Ben Wilborn on the fiddle and the incredible Lacey Mattison on backup vocals.

Lyrics

Gospel Train

Written by Michael Stosic

© 2017 MiSto Music BMI

 

 

Gospel train is rolling all around

Gospel train is coming to your town

Bringing news of salvation

All aboard heaven bound.

 

This train starts out in Knoxville, then to Memphis Tennessee

Rolls on up to Mobile then down to Montgomery.

Over to Miami, then Ft Lauderdale

Tallahassee and Atlanta’s scheduled for this rail.

 

Gospel train is rolling all around

Gospel train is coming to your town

Bringing news of salvation

All aboard heaven bound.

 

This train moves on to Hartford, then New Haven’s on the way

Glastonbury, Bangor Maine and Boston has it’s day.

Springfield Massachusetts and Martha’s Vinyard too.

Jersey, Brooklyn and New York will see this train come through.

 

Gospel train is rolling all around

Gospel train is coming to your town

Bringing news of salvation

All aboard heaven bound.

 

Well the next stop is Chicago then on to Peoria

Fort Wayne Indiana Cedar Rapids Iowa.

Up to Kansas City then down to Wichita.

Detroit and St Louis over to Columbia.

 

 

Gospel train is rolling all around

Gospel train is coming to your town

Bringing news of salvation

All aboard heaven bound.

 

Now it’s rolling up to Flagstaff and then Phoenix next in line

Tucson Arizona then Los Angeles on time.

Up to San Francisco then Portland Oregon

On to Friday Harbor, Reno N.V. then it’s done.

Michael Stosic
07/29/2018
Michael Stosic

Story

He's Alive is a song I wrote about the death and resurrection of Christ as seen through the eyes of Mary Magdalene. Good Friday has been such an important day for me. I think about the pain and suffering Christ went through for us, out of his love for us all. I weep when I think about this but it turns to joy as the tomb was found empty by Mary and the others. Why do you seek the living among the dead...He's alive!

produced and arranged by Michael Stosic

Lyrics

He’s Alive

Michael Stosic

© 2017 MiSto Music BMI

 

Mary Magdalene was there when they crucified the Lord

She stood there watching Him in disbelief.

The one whom she had followed hangs upon a cross

And the joy she once had now turned into grief.

Then a darkness covered all the earth as she heard Jesus cry out.

And she watched her Savior take His final breath.

 

Early Sunday morning on the first day of the week

Mary and the others went down to the tomb.

When they got there they found that the stone was rolled away

When they looked inside Jesus wasn’t in the room.

And behold two men in shining garments looked at them and said

Why do you seek the living among the dead?

 

He’s alive, He’s alive

Jesus Christ was crucified

On the third day He did rise.

He’s alive, He’s alive.

He conquered death for everyone

Now celebrate this time

He’s alive.

 

Mary rushed back into town to share with all the rest

Of the miracle and all that she had seen.

She told them of the empty tomb and what the angels said,

But her friends just laughed they didn’t believe.

Just then Peter jumped out of his seat and he ran to see for himself,

And when he saw the linen garments lying there, he screamed.

 

He’s alive, He’s alive

Jesus Christ was crucified

On the third day He did rise.

He’s alive, He’s alive.

He conquered death for everyone

Now celebrate this time

He’s alive.

Michael Stosic
07/30/2018
Michael Stosic

Story

There are not too many things more important than teaching our children about God, about faith, about helping others.

Proverbs 22:6 says "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it."

I wrote this song "Teach My Children Well" for my three children several years ago. My favorite line in the song says "It's what they learn from me, that makes them blind or see, Lord help me to teach my children well."

I now have three little grandchildren who I love with all my heart, and it is my three year old grandson Max's voice your hear on the beginning of the song praying with me. I talk to Max all the time about God and he loves to pray with me. We always ask the blessing when we have a meal together and Max likes to hold hands when we do that. Max is learning and he won't depart from it when he gets older.

Lyrics

Teach My Children Well

Written by: Michael Stosic

© 2017 MiSto Music BMI

 

Of all the gifts that God so dearly blessed me with

The ones I thank Him most for when I pray

Are my three little children who I love so much

I ask God to protect them every day.

 

I think about how fast that they are growing up

It’s sad to think it really won’t be long

Before they step out in the world on their own.

Will they know how to choose from right or wrong.

 

Do I teach my children they can always call on God

Or will they grow up trying to do it all themselves.

Do they know how to pray or not know what to say

Lord help me to teach my children well.

Do I teach my children to reach out to those in need

Or will they grow up hiding safely in a shell.

It’s what they learn from me that makes them blind or see

Lord help me to teach my children well.

 

Now is the time that I can most influence them

To be a good example in their eyes.

So when they step out in the world on their own

They won’t get caught up in the world’s lies.

Michael Stosic
05/17/2017
Michael Stosic

Story

I Believe (Gospel Re-mix)

lyrics and music by - Michael Stosic (c) 2015

Produced by Pete Mignola

additional credits:

Michael Stosic - lead vocals, acoustic guitar & piano
Gordon Chambers - 2nd lead vocals & chorus
Pete Mignola - lead guitar, organ

Kris Stosic - drums
Ryan Impey - Drums
Choir vocals: Rasul A-Salaam, Cassondra James Kellam, Helen White, Monet Ulerio

Ben Wilborn - violin

Joe McKenna - bass

Dave Newman - percussion

Jim Garaventa - tenor sax

Larry Machado - trumpet

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Pete Mignola at Metrosonic Studios New York
Assisted by Chris Cancelliere, Adam Andrew and Ryan Impey

Lyrics

I Believe

Words and Music by Michael Stosic © 2015

 

I believe in God I believe He created the heavens and earth.

I believe He is Love. I believe He knew me before my birth.

I believe we live in a world filled with darkness I believe we can shine loves light.

This is what I believe.

 

I believe in His Son. I believe that He came here to give me new life.

I believe in the cross. I believe that He healed me by His stripes.

I believe I am saved because of forgiveness. I believe there’s no greater love.

This is what I believe.

 

Do I walk in faith, do I walk in hope, do I walk in love each stride.

Do I walk in mercy, do I walk in kindness do I walk by my brothers’ side.

 

I believe in love. I believe that no matter our color of skin.

I believe we are one. I believe that love and not hate will win.

I believe we should not repay evil for evil. We will overcome evil with good.

This is what I believe.

 

I believe in love. I believe in love.

I believe in love. I believe in love.

This is what I believe.

Michael Stosic
10/24/2017
Michael Stosic

Story

The Best Gift is my new Christmas song. There is so much excitement during the holiday season about exchanging gifts and wondering what we might get. But the point of the song is that in my opinion, the best Christmas gift is the one our Father in heaven gave us all: The gift of salvation through his Son Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas

Music and Lyrics by Michael Stosic (c) 2017 MiSto Music BMI

Michael Stosic: Vocals, piano, bass guitar 

Ben Wilbor: Violin

Brad Jones: Acoustic Guitar 

Kris Stosic: Percussion 

Lyrics

The Best Gift

Christmas is a special time, excitement in the air.

Christmas lights and Christmas trees and stockings hung with care.

And we're full of hope, full of dreams, anxiously wondering

What will be the best gift this Christmas.

 

For Kristofer a baseball bat and Katie wants a bear.

Kelsey wants a baby-doll with long blonde curly hair.

And they're full of hope, full of dreams, anxiously wondering

What will be the best gift this Christmas.

 

One night many years ago a Father gave his son.

Emmanuel the first noel a gift for everyone.

He is the savior of the world some one we need to know.

Jesus, Jesus.

 

Christmas is a special time, excitement in the air.

Christmas lights and Christmas trees and stockings hung with care.

And we're full of hope, full of dreams, but there's no more wondering.

The very best gift is Jesus.