Words & Credits




Most of the song lyrics are taken directly from the King James Version of the Bible, and can be found there.
       We have little interest in writing our own words,
               as it is difficult to improve upon what He has already said in His Word.


However, every once in a while a song will pop out of the hat that wants to be said,
       and so we've included them in the collection,
               with the hopes that they might still be a blessing:


The Tree of Life  

(Chorus)
The Tree of Life through all the ages, still it lives on eternally.      (Genesis 2:9, Revelation 22:2)
There's healing there for all the nations, there's healing there for you and me.     (Revelation 22:2)

In the beginning, in the Garden of God, was growing a beautiful tree.     (Genesis 2:9)
The old scriptures call it the Tree of Life, and they say it was pleasant to see.     (Genesis 2:9)
Then came the man and the woman, and their sin soon defiled that place.      (Genesis 3)
So the gateway was blocked by the sword of fire,
And two cherubim guarded the way,
And now the tree is a mystery today.

(Chorus)

The tree now awaits us in God's Paradise, twelve manner of fruits does it yield.      (Revelation 22:2)
And its blossoms grow fair, aside the fruit that it bears.    (Revelation 22:2)
And it basks in the Glory of God.    (Revelation 22:5)
And we are left here with a promise: He that overcomes in this life,     (Revelation 2:7)
If he does God's commandments, shall be given the right     (Revelation 22:14)
To partake of the great Tree of Life!

(Chorus)

(from the CD, First Impressions ©1994 Michael Misiaszek)  



Not My Will, But Thine  (Testimony Version)  

I've found its not a very good idea, to try to write a song in bed.
With drowsy thoughts and goofy dreams running through my head.
But once on Sunday morning, I woke up to something new.
This little song was on my lips, I'm singing now to you.

(Chorus)
Not my will, but thine; not my will, but thine.
Others may, I cannot. My way I resign.
Not my will, but thine; not my will, but thine.
Others may, but I cannot. Not my will, but thine.

The words have special meaning as I sing again today.
They mean that I surrender, and that God can have his way.
I'm learning how to trust him, since I've known him as my friend.
And any time I'm doubtful, I sing him these words again.

(Chorus)

Someday he may lead you down a valley of despair;
And you may not be sure you want to follow him down there.
But if you'll sing this little song, it might help you decide,
'Cause its a prayer like Jesus prayed, the night before he died.

(Chorus)

(from the CD, First Impressions ©1994 Michael Misiaszek)




Not My Will, But Thine  (Prayer Version)  

I'm grateful for the wondrous ways you've brought me from my past.
You showed me how to find the sun when skies are overcast.
I'm so glad this rocky road will end at Heaven's door.
But still I want to learn to follow closer than before.

(Chorus)
Not my will, but thine; not my will, but thine.
Others may, I cannot. My way I resign.
Not my will, but thine; not my will, but thine.
Others may but I cannot. Not my will, but thine.

These words have special meaning as I come again today.
They mean that I surrender, and that you can have your way.
I'm learning how to trust you since I've known you as my friend.
Please help me, when I'm doubtful, to sing you these words again.

(Chorus)

You may choose to lead me through the Valley of Despair,
And I may not be sure I want to follow you down there.
Please help me to remember that my life is not my own.
I want to be found faithful when I stand before your throne.

(Chorus)

(from the CD, Seconds To Go ©2004 Michael Misiaszek)



True Wisdom              ( Based on Ecclesiastes 12:1 )

In the bright morn of life when youth with vital ardour glows,
And shines with all the fairest charms that beauty can disclose,
Deep in thy soul, before its powers are yet by vice enslaved,
Be thy Creator's glorious name and character engraved. 

(Chorus)
True wisdom, early sought and gained, in age will give thee rest;
O then improve the morn of life, to make its evening blest!

Ere yet the shades of sorrow cloud the sunshine of thy days;
And cares and toils in endless round encompass all thy ways.
Ere yet thy heart the woes of age with vain regret deplore,
And sadly muse on former joys that now return no more.

(Chorus)

(words from an old song book circa 1845, author and original music unknown,
    This arrangement from the CD, Going Fourth ©1994 Michael Misiaszek)




Return

1)  Return, for I have redeemed you;
          I have wiped out your sins like a cloud.   (Isaiah 44:22)
          Return, and I will revive you again.
          Though torn, I will heal you now.  (Hosea 6:1,2)

(Chorus)
     I call your name, Beloved. Live! Live!    (Ezekiel 16:6)
          I sing your name, Beloved. Return to life again!

2)  I loved you when you were my enemy.   (Romans 5:10)
          I saw you lying in your blood.   (Ezekiel 16:6)
          I called to you while you were yet far away.
          I took a vow, and you became mine.   (Ezekiel 16:8)

(Chorus) 

3)  Betrothed to me in tender compassion,   (Hosea 2:19)
          The sure mercies of David are yours.   (Isaiah 55:3)
          Return to me now, with all your heart,   (Jeremiah 3:17)
          For I am married to you.   (Jeremiah 3:14)

Run:    Awake from this slumber, and sing a new song.
          Arise from these ashes, and dance a new dance.      (Ephesians 5:14)

( ©2006 Kendra Grace Eberly -  from the CD, Fifth Avenue)





Other credit (and thanks) to whom it is due:
 
To the Lord Jesus Christ for His unspeakable gift
To John Stephens for his computer savvy and assistance
 
For the music:
On the CD "First Impressions"                   ©1994 Michael Misiaszek
 
On the CD "Seconds to Go"                       ©1997,2004 Michael Misiaszek
         except for "The Lord's Prayer"          ©1994 Woody Wolfe, Jr.
 
On the CD "Life in the Third Word"          ©1998 Michael Misiaszek
 
On the CD "Going 4th"                               ©2001 Michael Misiaszek
         except for "Hebrews 12:1-3"              ©2001 Michael Disston
                  and "Psalm 9:1-4"                       ©2001 Jim Rickard
                  and "True Wisdom"       words from an old song book circa 1845 (author and original music unknown)
                    (this arrangement)                    ©2001 Michael Misiaszek
 
On the CD "Fifth Avenue"                         ©2006 Michael Misiaszek
         except for "Psalm 126," "John 1:1-14," "Psalm 138," and "Psalm 134"
                                                                         ©2006 John Stephens
                  and "Return"                               ©2006 Kendra Grace Eberly
 
Words in all scripture songs are from the King James Version (in Public Domain.)
Others listed above.
Permission granted to download - but not for resale.






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