April 7, 2020

Through The Years - (by Tom Balistreri)

I journey through the years,
adjusting hopeful plans,
yet my confidence is strong,
that God holds my hand.

April 6, 2020

No Exposure Needed - (by Tom Balistreri)

I have no surprise,
of unknown disclosure.
The secrets of my heart
You need no exposure.
Yet in love Your willing,
to bless and forgive,
and show me the way
that I should live.



April 5, 2020

A New Start - (by Tom Balistreri)

Thank you Lord,
for this new start.
You’ve restored in me,
a clean heart.

Covered sin with love,
and not with wrath,
and lead me through,
Your chosen path.

April 4, 2020

He Does Reign - (by Tom Balistreri)

He arose from the dead.
He conquered darkness and it's strife.
He offered all forgiveness,
and eternal life.

Jesus Christ has arisen.
He's alive and will come again.
He will gather His kingdom.
And forever He does reign.

April 3, 2020

Willing - (by Tom Balistreri)

Here I am.
Here I stand.
To receive,
or lend a hand.

I do not need
to understand.
I am here Lord,
for Your plans.

April 2, 2020

Heal The Scorched - (by Tom Balistreri)

Forgive me Lord
and welcome in,
the repentant soul
scorched with sin.

Extend Your hand
towards me to heal
and grant to me
Your Spirit’s seal.


April 1, 2020

Ever Climbing - (by Tom Balistreri)

We were ever climbing.
Trying to get to You.
But You seemed so far away,
despite what we could do.

Then to our amazement,
in more than we could trust.
You brought us into union,
by coming down to us.

March 31, 2020

There's A Kind Of Hush

As the world tries to be still,
I thought this would be a song that would fit.
This is just me and my guitar as I sing,
"There's A Kind Of Hush."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


He Will Give You Rest - (by Tom Balistreri)

Go to the Lord,
He will give you rest,
from weariness,
of earthly quests.
He will grant you joy,
and all it brings,
and the peace to love,
quieter things.

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March 30, 2020

Daydream Believer

Here is a song for everyone as we shelter in place.
My version of
"Daydream Believer."
Just me and my guitar.
Thanks for listening.
-Tom


Wait And See - (by Tom Balistreri)

I will not murmur or complain,
or state my grievances in vain.
I turn to God and wait and see,
how He will move and rescue me.

March 29, 2020

Praise To God - ( by Tom Balistreri)

I lift my voice,
to God in praise.
for His gracious love,
and marvelous ways.
I’ll speak of Him,
in joy I’ll sing,
of mighty God,
my Lord and King.

March 28, 2020

An Elixir For My Soul - (by Tom Balistreri)

Your Holy Spirit Fills my soul.
An elixir for my thirst.
Your love envelopes me.
In my good times or my worst.

You refresh and renew,
my spirit and my life.
I love and thank you Lord,
for granting me Your light.

March 27, 2020

The Object Of - (by Tom Balistreri)

The object of my thoughts,
the object of my praise,
the one who does not object,
of me despite my ways.

I am the object of His creation,
The object of His care.
The object of my God,
who loves and answers prayer.

March 26, 2020

Live And Learn - (by Tom Balistreri)

I thought my talents
defined my life as a man.
The desires of my calling,
the skills of my hand.

But age has brought small wisdom,
and now I understand.
A fulfilled life is gathered,
when aligned with God’s plan.

March 25, 2020

Fear Not - (by Tom Balistreri)

Be strong and courageous,
God has told us through the ages.
For there is no reason to have fear.
Just know the Lord is near.

March 24, 2020

Revealed And Heard - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Word was revealed
and He was heard.
Lives transformed,
hearts were stirred.

Now is the time.
All are invited.
Come taste and be,
 the Lord's delighted.

March 23, 2020

Like The Wind - (by Tom Balistreri)

Like the mystery of the wind,
that comes from who knows where,
the Spirit flows from God,
as help and gentle care.

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March 22, 2020

Through A Glass Darkly - (by Tom Balistreri)

For now we see,
as through a darkened glass.
We behold things unclear,
until this life does pass.

In God's kingdom we will see,
and then we'll understand,
how all things worked for good,
according to His plan.

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March 21, 2020

Open And Forward - (by Tom Balistreri)

An open heart.
An open mind.
An open plan.
Made for God's time.

No looking back,
at what is behind.
Only faith and peace,
In what I'll find.

March 20, 2020

Pillage Of Image - (by Tom Balistreri)

Christ captured hell.
He conquered death and its pillage.
Recreating spirits of believers
into His image.