Got Any River's??

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Got Any River's??

Post by savedbygrace » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:40 am

Lyrics
Got any rivers you think are un-crossable
Got any mountains you can't tunnel through
God specializes in things thought impossible
If you'll let him have his way He'll make away for you

Let go and let God have His wonderful way
Let go and let God have His way
Your sorrow will vanish
You night turned to day
Let go and let God have His way

Let the Lord have His way
In your life everyday
There's no peace, there's no rest
Till the Lord has you best
Place your life in His hand
Rest secure in His plans
Let the Lord, let the Lord have His way

Let the Lord have His way
In your life everyday
There's no peace, there's no rest
Till the Lord has you best
Place your life in His hand
Rest secure in His plans
Let the Lord, let the Lord have His way

Place your life in His hand
Rest secure in His plans
Let the Lord, let the Lord have His way
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Got Any River's??

Post by Guest » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:48 pm

My father is Oscar C. Eliason. Dad wrote the chorus in 1929.
He was dying of TB in a Minneapolis hospital and an elderly
minister came by one evening and prayer was offered. The next
day be began to improve and he continued to improve to such an
extent that the Doctors admitted that something out of the ordinary
had happened. As he was getting better he saw an adv. in the
Minneapolis Star Tribune by a construction company that used the
slogan. He changed the words to:

Got any rivers you think are uncrossable
Got any mountains you can't tunnel through
God specializes in things thought impossible
He does the things others cannot do.

because it spread from mouth to mouth it became altered in
many interesting ways.

The story of how the verses were written in the later years
is a very interesting one and anyone interested may contact me
at

What a joy to know that this little chorus has touched and encouraged
so many lives.

God Bless you.

Vic Eliason, Vice President
VCY America Radio Network
800-729-9829
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Got Any River's??

Post by Guest » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:12 pm

this is by far the closest. will listen to Dorinda Clarke sing it on youtube and write down the words and get back to you all.

Have you any rivers that you feel are uncrossable and Have you any mountains that you can not tunnel thru I tell you God specializes in things that are impossible and he will do what no other power can do.
Second Verse:
Is your body all full of disease and the medicine won't do you any good. Are you friendless in despair and nobody seems to care.
There is another verse I just can not remember it Can anyone help me??????
Next you say:
God God yes God and he will do what no other power can do
Then you repeat the second verse above:
Then you end it with:
God God Yes God and he will do what no other power nothing but the Holy Ghost power can do
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Got Any River's??

Post by Guest » Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:46 pm

We sang it this way at Ridgecrest in 1950:
"Are there any rivers that seem to be uncrossable?
Are there any mountains you cannot tunnel through?
God specializes in things that seem impossible.
He knows a thousand ways to make a way for you.

Let Go and let God have his wonderful way,
Let go and let God have his way.
Your troubles will vanish, your night turn to day;
Let go and let Log have his way."

It may have been in the chorus book, "Youth Sings."
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Got Any River's??

Post by Guest » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:46 pm

The name of the song is God Specializes
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Got Any River's??

Post by Guest » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:56 pm

"God Specializes"

verse 1
Have you any rivers
That you feel are uncrossable
And have you, have you any mountains
That you cannot tunnel through
But God, oh, He specializes
In things that are impossible
And he will do what no other power,
Holy Ghost power, power can do

verse 2
Have you any afflictions
That you feel are uncureable
And the doctors, those old doctors
Can't find a cure
My God, yes, He specialize
In things taht are impossible
And he will do what no other power,
Wonder working power, power can do

chorus
Oh, God specializes
God specializes
Yes, God specializes
God specializes
And he will do what no other power
No other power can do.

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Dorinda Clark-Cole does it best. I do it second best! LoL
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Got Any River's??

Post by Guest » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:28 pm

Great!!! But can you help me find the song( goes like this> if i had all the riches it wouldn't be enough to buy one splinter of the tree Jesus died on or it couldn't pay the price for one single drop of blood that was shed for my salvation. [email]joycescholar@yahoo.com[/email]
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Got Any River's??

Post by Guest » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:26 pm

I note that Oscar C. Eliason wrote the song "Got Any Rivers?" in 1929.
Can you give the years in which he was born and died?
[email]williams_myron@bellsouth.net[/email]
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Got Any River's??

Post by Guest » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:54 pm

This is crazy! I've been searching for the lyrics to "God Specializes" and it's interesting how many different takes there are on the verses. This was the first song I ever lead in church when I was about 15 years old. The verses I learned were:
Have you any rivers that you think are uncrossable,
Have you any mountains, that you can not tunnel through
God Specializes in things thought impossible
And he will do, what no other power, Holy Ghost power can do.

God specializes (specializes)
Is your body filled with disease and medicine don't give you no ease?
Are you friendless and in despair and nobody seems to care?
Is there trouble in your home, and your enemies won't leave you alone?
I tell you God, God, yes, God, oh God
and He will do (and He will do) what no other power (Holy Ghost power) can do.
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Got Any River's??

Post by Guest » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:37 pm

He also wrote the song: A Name I Highly Treasure. The story behind is a real blessing to me. That was my mother's favorite song who has been in Glory for about 20 years now. Dave Sommer [email]davidsom@scbbs-bo.com[/email]
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