September 18, 2019

The Train Song - (Sung Live by Tom Balistreri)

I sing here live, a song I wrote and arranged.
This is called,
"The Train Song."
Sooner or later songwriters write a train song.
As you can see I came up with a very original title. 😃
Thanks for watching and listening.
- Tom




He Is More - (By Tom Balistreri)

God has saved my soul,
from disaster.
He is so much more,
than Lord and master.

He desires all to have,
a blessed end,
and makes Himself known,
as a friend.

September 17, 2019

Conquering The Giant - (By Tom Balistreri)

One's problem may seem giant,
when seen through fears eyes.
But Faith in God reduces,
the giant into a small size.

Call to Him for help,
against the giants in your life,
and He will help you conquer,
and put an end to strife.

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September 15, 2019

All Your Trust - (By Tom Balistreri)

Give the Lord,
all of your trust,
with all your heart,
this you must.

For when you do,
just watch and wait,
and He will set
your paths straight.

September 14, 2019

In The Footsteps - (By Tom Balistreri)

Follow in the footsteps,
of the Lord who leads the path,
He shows the life of love,
in which one finds no wrath.
Behind the world is foolish,
ahead a life of peace,
shedding empty burdens,
and having joy increase.
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September 13, 2019

Truly Successful - (By Tom Balistreri)

Many strive to be successful,
but this world will pass.

Seek first the things of God,
to have success that lasts.

September 12, 2019

The Place Of Grace - (By Tom Balistreri)

Because of shame
I hid my face.
But God's grace
took my disgrace.

Now former things
have been erased.
And I'm lifted
to a Holy place.

September 11, 2019

Fear Not - (By Tom Balistreri)

Be strong,
and courageous,
God has told us,
through the ages.

For there 's no reason,
for one to fear,
when you know,
the Lord is near.

September 10, 2019

Not Pensive - (By Tom Balistreri)

I shall not fear,
or act pensive.
When I know God's grace,
is quite extensive.
His hand guides and guards,
He cares for me,
My faith in him,
makes doubt flee.

September 9, 2019

Still Small Voice - (By Tom Balistreri)

Not in the wind,
or in the thunder,
will you hear the voice,
above all wonder.
Not in the sound,
of a raging river,
God's still small voice,
appears as a whisper.

September 8, 2019

Through The Shadow - (By Tom Balistreri)

If I walk,
through the shadow of death,
I am at peace,
the Lord gives me rest.
I don't need to fear,
nor need to see,
God protects,
and comforts me.



September 7, 2019

Faithful Vision - (By Tom Balistreri)

The view is clouded,
the path is hidden,
yet in the Lord,
I have a vision.

I trust in Him,
to guide me,
to greater ways,
I not yet see.

September 6, 2019

The Right Fight - (By Tom Balistreri)

Life can seem
and endless fight,
between desires
of dark and light.

God keeps His children
in His sight.
To gaurd and lead,
in all that's right.

September 5, 2019

Blank Heart - (By Tom Balistreri)

Like an unwritten page,
that's left blank.
So is a life,
lived without thanks.

There's an empty space,
that fills in part,
but never grows,
into a full heart.

September 4, 2019

No Retreat - (By Tom Balistreri)

I shall not quit,
nor retreat,
until my work
is complete.

Until I accomplish,
everything,
assigned to me,
by my God and King.



September 3, 2019

Never Routine - (By Tom Balistreri)

Lord it's so easy to thank You,
when things are going well,
or to humbly call upon You,
when I pass the gates of Hell.

May I never forget,
to send thanks and praise Your way,
as I live in the common,
average day to day.

September 1, 2019

It's Not Supposed To Be That Way

This is my singing of a Willie Nelson song called,
"It's Not Supposed To Be That Way."
Thank you for listening..
- Tom


I’ll Immerse Myself - (By Tom Balistreri)

To understand
what has occurred,
I shall immerse myself
in Your Word.

You direct and share
great light,
and give to all,
the Word of life.

August 31, 2019

Tom Balistreri Sings And Talks About Classic Standard Songs - (Episode 3)

 Classic standard songs  introduced and sung by Tom Balistreri.

Songs sung in this episode:

1.  I’ve Got You Under My Skin

2.  Embraceable You.

3.  Just One Of Those Things

4.  I’ve grown accustomed to her face

5.  Come Dance With Me/Come Fly With Me  (Medley)

What I Commit - (By Tom Balistreri)

Despite transgressions I commit,
The Lord is quick to forgive it.

God does not give our sin assent,
but pardons if we do repent.