Dana Tock

Dana Tock

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First, think Christian music that weds piano Rock of the '70s with Pop-Hop of today. Second, the lyrics that Dana writes reflect her own tenacious spiritual journey. Her songs will comfort and challenge you, as they have many others who have heard this prolific songstress from central Wisconsin.

Biography

Dana resides in Sparta, Wisconsin with her husband Russ and their son Joel. She owns and operates Dana's Music store in Sparta, where she also teaches piano lessons.

Formerly with the popular area variety band, Midwest Coast, this gifted musician, singer and songwriter is now taking a leap of faith into her true calling for Christ.

Dana has been writing, performing and recording Contemporary Christian music since 1991. Dana organized the contemporary Christian group Providence. In that seven member group she sang, played keyboard, guitar and was the primary songwriter. Providence played only original Christian music.

Dana has been a worship leader for contemporary worship services and she is a member of the New Life Assembly of God in Sparta, WI. Since the release of her CD, LEAP OF FAITH, she has been performing in concerts to promote the music from the work.

She also recently has been a member of a Christian group called GFQ (Good Friday Quartet). GFQ plays original and praise & worship songs and for the last few years has been ministering in music at many locations in Wisconsin. Tight harmonies and variety of instrumentation are the signatures of GFQ.

Another Christian group that Dana has been involved with is United in Praise, a group made up of singers and musicians from several different denominations in the La Crosse/Sparta WI area.

With more than 125 original inspired songs to choose from, Dana recently released her first solo CD and plans to continue to minister in music with her originals and praise and worship songs. Dana has a real heart for the Lord, experience with worship leading and loves to share her talents in concert settings.

Dana is excited to be of service and to use the talents the Lord has given her for His glory.

Lyrics

New Life

Written By: Dana Tock

New Life ©Dana Tock 2007
Chorus:
I have made a way for you, IÕm praying every day for you
Hoping that one of these days you will come around
Did you know I cried for you, suffered, bled and died for you
Then I rose again so I could give you new life
New life New life New life New life

Verse 1
I watched you getting up this morning,
Wiping the sleep out from your eyes
You missed the sunrise I made just for you
You were too busy with your life
How I long for you to talk to me How IÕd love to see you grow
I have a gift for you to take for free
Because I love you, I love you, I love you so

Chorus:
New life New life New life New life

Verse 2
I will always wait here patiently with so much more
Than the world can give
Whoever obeys and believes in me, through My Spirit will live
I want to pull you from the darkness so you can walk in the light
In my presence youÕll know peace and rest
And eternal, eternal, eternal life

Chorus:
New life New life New life New life

Chorus:
I have made a way for you, IÕm praying every day for you
Hoping that one of these days you will come around
Did you know I cried for you, suffered, bled and died for you
Then I rose again so I could give you new life
New life New life New life New life
New life New life New life New life

Jesus said, ÒI am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.Ó

Leap of Faith

Written By: Dana Tock

Leap of Faith ©Dana Tock 2007

IÕm taking a leap of faith Heading right into the reign
The reign of God Yeah
IÕm taking a leap of faith Heading right into the reign
The reign of God

VERSE 1
The more I know about Jesus, the more He takes me in
IÕm captivated by His love
I want to live and share my life just for Him
I need to trust, Then move when He moves me
HeÕs showing me itÕs time to move on

CHORUS 1:
So IÕm taking a leap of faith Heading right into the reign
The reign of God Yeah
IÕm taking a leap of faith Heading right into the reign
The reign of God Yeah
IÕm taking a leap of faith Heading right into the reign
The reign of God

VERSE 2
Such sweet relief to surrender and know HeÕs in control
Letting go of all worries
HeÕll be my strength and guide my steps as I go
And with His help, IÕll move when He moves me
HeÕs telling me itÕs time to move on

CHORUS 2
So IÕm taking a leap of faith Heading right into the reign
The reign of God Yeah
IÕm taking a leap of faith Heading right into the reign
The reign of God Yeah
IÕm taking a leap of faith Heading right into the reign

BRIDGE:
Of God The Almighty He loves and lives in me
When I know He wants a change I will obey Him
In His arms I am free

CHORUS 3
So IÕm taking a leap of faith Heading right into the reign
The reign of God Yeah
IÕm taking a leap of faith Heading right into the reign
The reign of God Yeah
IÕm taking a leap of faith Heading right into the reign
The reign of God Yeah
IÕm taking a leap of faith Heading right into the reign
The reign of God Yeah
IÕm taking a leap of faith Heading right into the reign
The reign of God

We See Life

Written By: Dana Tock

We See Life ©Dana Tock 2007
Verse 1
I donÕt know what I thought I was doing
Living my life by any of my choosing
I was wrong I was blind following the world
What HeÕs given me is total jubilation
I am free HeÕs chosen me to go out and tell the world
Chorus
When we see the light of Christ And His willing sacrifice
How He went to the highest heights
We see life we see life we see life
When we see the light of Christ And His willing sacrifice
How He went to the highest heights
We see life we see life we see life
We see life we see life we see life
Solo
Verse 2
I donÕt know what I thought I was doing
Living my life by any of my choosing
I was wrong I was blind following the world
Now HeÕs opened my eyes to His glory
He really loves me, and thatÕs what He has shown me
By His grace IÕll live by faith and go out and tell the world
Chorus When we see the light of Christ And His willing sacrifice
How He went to the highest heights
We see life we see life we see life

When we see the light of Christ And His willing sacrifice
How He went to the highest heights
We see life we see life we see life

My God

Written By: Dana Tock

My God ©Dana Tock 2007

Verse 1
My God, I ran away, But now IÕm here to make things right
By standing in Your light
My God, You are the way, You are the truth, You are the life
With You I will abide
I know Your cleansing power amends my failings
All sin is swept away by Your great hand

Chorus
My God, please forgive me,
Will You relieve me And wash away the stains?
My God, please renew me, and consume me
I rededicate this life to You

Verse 1
My God, IÕm so ashamed Of how I turned away from You
My distant heart was cut in two
My God, I canÕt stand the pain I need to reconnect with truth
My life is nothing without You
I see Your open arms in gracious welcome
They wrap around my soul in total love

(Chorus)

Bridge
Of Your tender sacrifice, IÕm not worthy
I bow in humbleness, asking for Your mercy
As Your holiness begins to flow in glory through me I am willing

Chorus 3
My God, please forgive me, will You relieve me
And wash away the stains?
My God, please renew me, and consume me,
I rededicate this life
My God, YouÕre so amazing, my heart is praising
Your pure, enduring love
My God, You are so faithful, and IÕm so grateful
I rededicate this life to You
My God, my God, my God

I'll Go the Distance

Written By: Dana Tock

IÕll Go the Distance ©Dana Tock 2007

Chorus: Keeping the pace in His perfect time
IÕll go the distance in this life
With willing hands and obedient mind
IÕll go the distance IÕll go the distance

Verse Bridge:
Jesus is my hope
On whom my faith depends
IÕll fix my eyes on Him until the end

Chorus: Keeping the pace in His perfect time
IÕll go the distance in this life
With willing hands and obedient mind
IÕll go the distance

Verse 2: HeÕs training me in self-control
And teaching me to let love flow
He shows me when to move ahead
And shelters me when I need rest
Reaching toward heaven
And my eternal prize
On Jesus, Ôtil the end, IÕll fix my eyes

Chorus: Keeping the pace in His perfect time
IÕll go the distance in this life
With willing hands and obedient mind
IÕll go the distance IÕll go the distance

Bridge: To Jesus I am running
And making mighty strides
I will be lacking nothing when I reach the other side
His forgiveness washes over
All the sin that weights me down
Then He fills me up with hope and joy
His salvation is my crown

Chorus: Keeping the pace in His perfect time
IÕll go the distance in this life
With willing hands and obedient mind
IÕll go the distance

IÕll pick up His cross and leave behind
Doubts and temptations, fear and strife
IÕll shed some tears, IÕll laugh and smile
IÕll go the distance

With His grace at my side
IÕll go the distance in this life
IÕll meet my Lord in the sky
IÕll go the distance
IÕll go the distance
IÕll go the distance (repeat)

His Spirit's Moving

Written By: Dana Tock

His SpiritÕs Moving ©Dana Tock 2007

Chorus: His SpiritÕs moving Everywhere renewing
And His spark can change our hearts If we are willing
With His precision HeÕll pour new vision
In the dry and thirsty soul in need of Him
His SpiritÕs moving

Verse 1:
All of His creation Can expect with anticipation
That God will keep all promises HeÕs made
A very firm foundation has been laid
Our living God is strong, steadfast and so true
All our actions and our words are in His view
At His appointed time with loving heart unshaded
He wants to shape us in the image He created

(Chorus)

Solo

Verse 2:
Let us pray that He will freely move through us
While we learn to live in constant faith and trust
By His grace and by the strength that He provides
As the seasons change HeÕll help us realize

(Chorus 2x)

Things to Come

Written By: Dana Tock

Things to Come ©Dana Tock 2007
Chorus 1
He allows me to see a little glimpse of heaven
He allows me to find a portion of His grace
The closer I get to Him, He reveals to me a foretaste
Of the things to come

verse 1
My hope is this, that through it all He will be here with me
And IÕm a part of His family Here on earth
My Savior, Lord Jesus Christ
Is preparing a place for my next life
And while I wait for that fine day
HeÕs showing me... a little at a time

Chorus 2
He allows me to see a little glimpse of heaven
He allows me to find a portion of His grace
The closer I get to Him, He reveals to me a foretaste
Of the things to come
Solo

verse 2
Beyond the earth and past the stars
Yet at the same time HeÕs in my heart
My Shepherd lives and cares for me with unfailing love
He satisfies and fills my cup
With uncommon grace, He picks me up
Giving me a GodÕs-eye view of eternity Thank You, my LORD!

Chorus 3
He allows me to see a little glimpse of heaven
He allows me to find a portion of His grace
The closer I get to Him, He reveals to me a foretaste
Of the things to come
Sometimes He fills my life
With a tangible sense of His glory
Giving a brief, clear view of His incredible love story
I meet Him with thanks and praise
For giving me a foretaste
Of things to come

Oooh, things to come Oooh, things to come

Discography

LEAP OF FAITH
This is Dana's first solo CD effort.
CDs may be purchased at Indieheaven:
www.indieheaven.com/artists/danatock

Set List

Leap of Faith
New Life
Only You
What I Need
You are The Great 'I Am'
A Blessing to You
The Salvation Poem
His Spirit's Moving
Hold On!
Spread The Good News
We See Life

This is a typical 1 hr set. We also do 2 - 45min sets, and other variations are possible.

We cover "The Salvation Poem", by Matt & Sherri McPherson, and possibly some other worship standards like "Lord I Lift Your Name on High".