Music and Lyrics

                       
Michael Stosic
10/08/2018
Michael Stosic

Story

I wrote "On That Day" about  losing important people in my life, my daughter Georgia and my Dad. But this is not a song of sorrow but of hope based on my Christian faith that on that day, the day of my final breath, I'll be reunited with them as well as all of my family and friends who have gone before me. It is also a song to say make sure we tell the ones we love that we love them everyday as none of us has a guarantee for tomorrow.

From the album "The Foot of the Cross."

 

Lyrics

On That Day

Words and Music by Michael Stosic

© 2018 MiSto Music BMI

 

On that day when I final breath my last

Will I be thankful for my life

Or will I just forget 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’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
10/15/2018
Michael Stosic

Story

I wrote this song about going to the foot of the cross in reverence, kneeling, bowing, standing and imagine looking up and seeing the blood of Jesus trickle down the wooden upright out of love for us and for our salvation.

From the album 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 shame

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 shame

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 shame

Now I’m blameless and pure

And of this I am sure

At the foot of the cross I’ll remain.

 

Michael Stosic
10/08/2018
Michael Stosic

Story

On Wednesday evenings when I'm in town I sing at the Nevada House of Prayer doing a one hour worship set. The Nevada House of Prayer is located in an area of town where there are the hurting, the homeless and the hopeless. There is also a remnant of prayer warriors that come in to the House of Prayer faithfully each week to pray for these people and all of the lost in our city.

I wrote this song about those very people that are hurting and the prayers that pray for them each week.

The City of Hope!

From the album "The Foot of the Cross."

Lyrics

City of Hope

Words and Music by Michael Stosic

© 2018 MiSto Music BMI

 

So many people hurting so many people cry

They don’t know who to turn to a Savior they deny

And they won’t even listen their hearts are hard like stone

They feel like they’re so alone.

 

City of hope where people are praying

For those who are hopeless to turn them around

Praying for all of the lost in this city

That they would find Jesus where hope can be found.

 

They live in constant sorrow they live in poverty

They need a hand to get out they need someone like me

Someone who will not give up stay on my knees and pray

Until they can find their way.

 

City of hope where people are praying

For those who are hopeless to turn them around

Praying for all of the lost in this city

That they would find Jesus where hope can be found.

 

God please show them your mercy

As I lift them up in prayer

Help them find their way to a brighter day

Let them know that you are there.

 

City of hope where people are praying

For those who are hopeless to turn them around

Praying for all of the lost in this city

That they would find Jesus where hope can be found.

 

Michael Stosic
10/08/2018
Michael Stosic

Story

Early in the year I went to a healing seminar at the House of Prayer and one of the things that was talked about was the attributes of Jesus and what he did for us and find healing in that:

Jesus was punished so I'd be forgiven,

Jesus was wounded so I would be healed,

Jesus was made sin so I'd be made righteous.

I put these attributes together for my my song Jesus Defender!

From the album "The Foot of the Cross."

Lyrics

Jesus Defender

Words and Music by Michael Stosic

© 2018 MiSto Music BMI

 

 

Where can I go when trouble surrounds me

Who can I turn to does anyone care

Who can I call on when my heart is breaking

Jesus defender is there.

 

Jesus was punished so I’d be forgiven

Jesus was wounded so I would be healed

Jesus was made sin so I’d be made righteous

Jesus defender my sword and my shield.

 

Where can I go when I’m feeling guilty

Who can I turn to when I’m feeling shame

Who can I call on when I’m weak and suffering

Jesus defender’s His name

 

Jesus was punished so I’d be forgiven

Jesus was wounded so I would be healed

Jesus was made sin so I’d be made righteous

Jesus defender my sword and my shield.

 

Jesus my mighty defender

Perfect and just in His ways

Faithful and true

Knowing just what to do

Defending me all of my days.

 

Jesus was punished so I’d be forgiven

Jesus was wounded so I would be healed

Jesus was made sin so I’d be made righteous

Jesus defender my sword and my shield.

 

Jesus was punished so I’d be forgiven

Jesus was wounded so I would be healed

Jesus was made sin so I’d be made righteous

Jesus defender my sword and my shield.

 

 

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.