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For the Rest of Your Life, By Ken Totushek and Friends

"For The Rest Of Your Life" is an album by guitarist and songwriter Ken Totushek, of Barrington, Rhode Island, which includes guest appearances by local musicians. Ken's album contains original, Scripturally based, contemporary songs of inspiration and assurance with an appeal to all ages.  Although released in 1994, the timeless and comforting truths revealed in the lyrics along with the  mellow acoustic nature of the music  contribute to its relevance today. 

For The Rest of Your Life

1 -- Called by name 2:46 (sample mp3)

2 -- For the Rest of Your Life 5:52

3 -- Grindelwald 5:00 (sample mp3)

4 -- Without Excuse 4:16

5 -- Nothin' But Love (Psalm 103) 3:30 (sample mp3)

6 -- the message 4:05 (sample mp3)

7 -- I Thank You Lord 6:06

8 -- I'll Be There For You 4:30 (sample mp3)

9 -- Isaiah 41:10 1:52

10 - Little Flower (Linnea's Song) 3:36

11 -- All of Me 4:06

12 - Do what's right 5:15

 

Song Lyrics

CALLED BY NAME

(Words And Music By Ken Totushek)

The beauty of your holiness, the fullness of your love

the wonder of creation, the precious skies above

you are my Creator Lord, You called my name out loud

and said You love me

 

You never have forsaken me, You never have declined

though many are the times I've walked as though You've left me blind

Your promises hold true, Lord You'll never let me go       because You love me

You sent your Son to die for me to pay the awful price

though Satan thought my destiny was his life to entice

but in Your Word revealed is the plan that gave me life

it shows You love me

Your Word is true today for it changes not with time

though the world would have us thinking that it's no more then a rhyme

but listening to You alone is how I crossed that line

You said You love me, You showed You loved me, I know You love me

1994 by Ken Totushek

 

FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

(Words And Music By Ken Totushek)

For the rest of my life, for the rest of my life...

I have seen you while you were still in your mother's womb

I have loved you, before you were my own

when the day came you opened up your heart to me

new life I gave you never to disown

 

Like a child calls to his father, you have called on my name

now my desire for you is the best I have to give

there'll be trials in your life, but I will always be there

and when you make mistakes, I always will forgive

 

I know what it feels to be laughed at in mockery

and to lose those you call your friends

just remember my love revealed at the cross for you

for you my love will never see an end

 

So as you look to me today, let me lead you in my ways

as I have promised you, I'll never let you down

I was there in the beginning, I am here for you now

and in the end you know my love will still abound

for the rest of your life, for the rest of your life...

 

 For the rest of my life, you'll always be

for the rest of my life, caring for me

For the rest of my life, you'll always be

I'll be your protector

for the rest of my life, caring for me

I'll be showing my love for you

For the rest of my life, you'll always be

I'll be there to hold your hand

for the rest of my life, caring for me

and to help you understand

For the rest of my life, you'll always be

oh I'll be loving you, keeping you, guiding you, molding you

shaping you more like me

for the rest of my life, caring for me

if you let me help you to be what I want you to be

you'll be living your life for me

For the rest of my life, you'll always be

For the rest of your life ...

for the rest of my life, caring for me

for the rest of your life...

For the rest of my life, you'll always be

for the rest of your life

for the rest of my life,.caring for me

for the rest of your life

7. For the rest of my life, you'll always be

for the rest of my life, caring for me

It's a promise!

 

1994 by ken totushek

 

 

GRINDELWALD

(Words And Music By Ken Totushek)

Hand in hand we'll serve together, that's how it's going to be forever

as we live out our lives

though we were two He's made us one, upon our promise He'd begun

seems like a short time ago

and being one He's made us many, regrets you know I haven't any

for our lives are so full

so hand in hand, and heart to heart, as we follow Him

with you, my love I will go

 

When I first saw you sitting there, sun light on your chestnut hair

you I wanted to know

your cheerful smile caught my eye, and as we talked I felt inside

a closeness I could not show

for early morning I'd be gone, on a climb I'd planned with John

so we said our good-byes

like two ships passing in the night, that just didn't seem right

for you my thoughts would never die

 

Now what I could not understand, was how our God would take command

slowing trains and stopping time

only He could ever know, the ways He had for us to go

designed with you and me in mind

when He reached down and touched our lives, under blue and sunlit skies

His omnipotence to show

hand in hand and heart to heart, we started following

together love, we would go

 

Now many years have come and gone, since I played you my first song

that clear and starry night

and when I think of all the times, plans constrained by finite minds

dimly showing us what's right

and how God's love came shining through, bringing peace to me and you

slowly piercing through the haze

my heart desires to continue following, with you my love in His grace. so..(1st vs).

1994 by ken totushek

 

WITHOUT EXCUSE! (Romans 1:19 - 20)

(Words And Music By Ken Totushek)

We are without excuse when it comes to salvation

we're without excuse when it comes to knowing God

we all must choose the way we're going to follow

the path of our desires or the one Christ trod

we are without excuse

 

It says in the Bible since time began that God has been clearly seen

that His invisible qualities, His power and His glory

are revealed through eternity

they can be understood by what has been made,

by the trees, rivers, mountains and seas

yes it says all creation tells the story of the One,

the Author and the God of all history;

 

We are...(chorus)

 

Don't shut your eyes to see or close your ears to hear

the work He's doing all around

for He has sent His son to die for our sins,

that new life may be found

yes Jesus gave His life for you and for me,

that we may have His peace and live eternally

if we confess with our lips, and so believe in our hearts

that Jesus Christ is Lord then we'll be redeemed;

 

 We are...(chorus)

 

now we all have seen, and we all know

so don't tell me there's no God and that you're runin' the show

for you can fool yourself, but you can't fool me

the love of God revealed is no mystery

 

but you must be open to its truth you see

so come on now open up and live eternally

with the One who gave himself, His Son, for you and me

it's time to open up your eyes so you can be set free;

come taste the way of life from Him who died for us all

no condemnation has been made of those who heed His call

if you are short or tall, or even big or small

through Christ God's love has paid the price just once for all

 

so we're...(chorus)

we are without excuse (repeat)

1994 by ken totushek

 

NOTHIN' BUT LOVE (Psalm 103)

(Words And Music By Ken Totushek)

As high as the heavens are above the earth,

so great is his love for those who fear him;

and as far as the east is from the west,

so far has he removed our sinfulness

nothin' but love, nothin' but love, He shows nothin' but love for us all!

 

The Lord is compassionate and gracious,

slow to anger, and abounding in wondrous love.

He will not always accuse,

nor will he hold his anger forever;

 

for...(chorus)

 

As a father has compassion on his children,

so the Lord has compassion on all who fear him;

for he knows how we are formed,

he remembers that we are nothing but dust.

But from eternal to eternal

the Lord's love resides with those who fear him,

and so with their childrens' children--

and with those who neglect not his covenant,

who remember to follow his timeless precepts.

nothin' but love, nothin' but love, He shows nothin' but love,

 

for as high...(chorus)

1994 by ken totushek

 

The Message (1st Corinthians 1)

(Words And Music By Ken Totushek)

Well I'm not real wise by human ways, not influential or of noble birth

sometimes I wonder if what I do is good enough before the eyes of the world, or even of the church

oh I may doubt my own gifts and feel I ain't done nothin' someone else hasn't already tried

but then I open the Word and find God telling me "just preach Christ crucified"

 

You see the way God works is not to use the high and mighty as the world itself defines

He wants to use those people like you and me, all those in the world but of a lowly mind

so be sure you remember what the Bible says if you're tryin' to be glorified

it says "the wisdom of the world is but foolishness with God...so we preach Christ crucified"

 

hey you believer, Jesus is our wisdom from God

hey new believer, He clothed you with the righteousness in His blood

so when you're out on a limb and want to use your own insight

don't rely on what you've already tried

God gave a message to you and it will come out new, you need to preach Christ crucified

 

This message may seem simplistic and it may be despised by those the world would say are wise

they say it's weak and frivolous for their "fulfilled" lives, for they're walkin' not by faith but with their eyes

oh it's the ones like these we often want to be like, but take heed for their life is a lie

you know the wisdom of the world is but foolishness with God, just preach Christ crucified

 

hey you Believer, Jesus is our wisdom from God

hey new Believer, He clothed you with the righteousness in His blood

so when you're out on a limb and want to use your own insight

don't rely on what you've already tried, ([2nd time] the others have tried)

you know the wisdom of the world is but foolishness with God

just preach Christ crucified (3x)

1994 by ken totushek

 

I THANK YOU LORD

(Words And Music By Ken Totushek)

I thank you Lord, for this morning

I know you love me and you care

though I can't put my arms around you

you always show me that you're there

 

I thank you Lord for your Spirit

He's made my life alot more whole

He helps me out in times of sorrow

He's been a blessing to my soul

 

(chorus)

And I thank you Jesus for giving me all I've got

and thank you Lord for loving me so

and I know the reason you had to go through so much

is that I might live, and that I might know

 

I thank you Lord for your forgiveness

for there are times when I forget

that what you've done for me so special

and how it was the day we met

and now I close my Lord by asking

when I can't seem to see you're there

Lord would you put your hand upon me

and help me overcome my despair

I really know you care

 

And I thank you Jesus for giving me all I've got

and thank you Lord for loving me so

and I know the reason you had to go through so much

is that I might live, and that I might know

you really love me so (3x then to end) oh I...

that I might know, how much you love me so

1994 by ken totushek

 

I' ll Be There For you ( Is. 41:8-14, 43:1-7, Jer. 29:11)

(Words And Music By Ken Totushek)

A broken heart and shattered dreams

your strength and courage abandoning

when all you've hoped for is perishing...I'll be there for you

when those you love have turned from you

your rejection won't be subdued

and when it's fire you're walking through oh,

I'll be there for you, I'll be there for you, you're precious to me

 

(chorus)

I'll be there for you, holding you by the hand

to pick you up when you are down

with strength to help you stand

I'll be there for you just as I've always been

to ease your pain, and fill your heart

with thoughts of hope again--I'll be there

(2nd time) with courage to withstand...

 

Sleepless nights and endless days

waters flooding through all your ways

when the darkness sweeps over you...I'll be there for you

My love has been here from the start

you know with it I've made waters part

and it's My love that will carry you 'cause

I'll be there for you, I'll be there for you, for you are my own

( chorus)

My love will never let you down

though the darkness is all around

even in darkness my light is found and I'll be there for you

I know the plans I have for you

plans to prosper and care for you

to give you hope and a future too, Oh, I'll be there for you (3x), I'll always be there

( chorus)

 

1994 by ken totushek

 

ISAIAH 41:10

(Words And Music By Ken Totushek)

Fear not, for I am with you;

be not dismayed for I am your God.

I will strengthen you, I will help you;

I'll uphold you with my great and mighty hand.

fear not, for I am with you!

1994 by ken totushek

 

Little Flower (Linnea's Song)

(Words And Music By Ken Totushek)

Be strong and of good courage, my little one Linnea

be not frightened or dismayed, my little one today

for the Lord your God is with you, wherever you may go

He will show you the way, my sweet little flower

 

Like a flower you were planted in the garden of our life

bringing joy and fragrant blessings in the day and through the night

it was God who brought together our lives we have in Him

now from seedling to full blossum our love will remain

 

(chorus)

Be strong and of good courage, our little one Linnea

be not frightened or dismayed, our little one today

for the Lord your God is with you, wherever you may go

He will show you the way, our sweet little flower

We have promised Him who made you to nurture you with love

as the Lord has showered our lives with compassion from above

through His Son our God has made us His children and His heirs

yes through Jesus He has shown us His love and His care

 

O His gift was love, and His love always thrives

He thought of you and brought you into our lives

 

so...(chorus)

1994 by ken totushek

 

ALL OF ME

(Words And Music By Mark Cable)

All of me, all of me

Lord Jesus I give you, all of me

just because, just because

You gave your all for me

Purge every part, rid this reckless heart

of each speck that doesn't speak of you

and fill me instead, with longings to be led

and yearnings to know you through and through

(chorus)

Open these eyes, to things that You despise

and give me the strength to let them go

make me to thirst, and hunger for You first

above all the rest I've come to know

(chorus)

1991, by Mark Cable / Fatted Calf Music / ASCAP

Used with Permission

 

 

Do what's right (1 Cor. 10:13)

(Words And Music By Ken Totushek)

My thoughts for you my sons today, come now from deep within

for what I am about to say, concerns the lure of sin

the world would have us to believe, that sin is just not there

but don't be fooled, the Temptor knows, He's got you if you dare

The teachings you have learned from God, and through His perfect Word

are not the ones the world has taught, though ones they've often heard

but hidden deep within your souls, are treasures built on truth

don't bury them to follow ways, that just bear spoiled fruit

(chorus)

Do what's right, temptations will abound

all around, in the world which we live

Do what's right, don't let yourselves succomb

but remember the truths of which God gives

Now when temptations come to you, don't quickly follow through

but hurry to remember all, our God's entrusted you

He gives us strength to overcome, what we can't do alone

but we must tap the truth He gives, or face things on our own

now I must confess to you, I sometimes fail to heed

the truth of which I'm telling you, its relevance for me

The teachings He has shown us, are first for me, then you

my prayer for us is willingness, to always follow true now...(chorus 1)

(chorus 2)

Do what's right, for God will understand

the demands, ways the world can impair

Oh do what's right, He'll never let you down

He gives strength and He always will be there

1994 by ken totushek

 

 

 

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