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Hold the Fort (Guitar Solo)

Hold the Fort – Guitar Solo
This is a great hymn of the faith showing the Christian’s battle against the world. Our blessed hope is that Christ is coming back soon to “deliver us from this present evil world” (Galatians 1:4). Fight the good fight! Our God will perform the good work that He has started in us until the day of Christ.

Hold the Fort (Guitar Solo)

Hold the Fort – Guitar SoloThis is a great hymn of the faith showing the Christian's battle against the world. Our blessed hope is that Christ is coming back soon to "deliver us from this present evil world" (Galatians 1:4). Fight the good fight! Our God will perform the good work that He has started in us until the day of Christ.Lyrics: Ho, my comrades, see the signal, waving in the sky! Reinforcements now appearing, victory is nigh. Refrain: “Hold the fort, for I am coming,” Jesus signals still; Wave the answer back to Heaven, “By Thy grace we will.” See the mighty host advancing, Satan leading on; Mighty ones around us falling, courage almost gone! See the glorious banner waving! Hear the trumpet blow! In our Leader’s Name we triumph over every foe. Fierce and long the battle rages, but our help is near; Onward comes our great Commander, cheer, my comrades, cheer!Written by Philip P. Bliss – (1870)Special thanks to Dad, @Mark Varney, for helping me get to Taytay & doing this cool video (on my birthday)!#SoYouWannaBeHeard #gospelmusic #hymn #hymnal #taytay #palawan #fuerzadestaisabel #morefuninthephilippines #instrumental #instrumentalmusic #acousticguitar #classicalguitar #guitarcover #guitarsolo #nylonguitar #nylonstrings #taytaypalawan #Christian #Christianmusic #oldtimehymns #oldtimereligion #baptist #gospel #gospelhymn John Varney is also a member of indie duo Fretboard Freelancers. Catch us live with Simon Palawan, @Anthony Realisan, BLUE BOSSA, & @Prinsesani Gianan! Thursdays @ Mayad Café starting @ 7:30 PM.

Posted by John Varney on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Lyrics:
Ho, my comrades, see the signal, waving in the sky!
Reinforcements now appearing, victory is nigh.
Refrain:
“Hold the fort, for I am coming,” Jesus signals still;
Wave the answer back to Heaven, “By Thy grace we will.”
See the mighty host advancing, Satan leading on;
Mighty ones around us falling, courage almost gone!
See the glorious banner waving! Hear the trumpet blow!
In our Leader’s Name we triumph over every foe.
Fierce and long the battle rages, but our help is near;
Onward comes our great Commander, cheer, my comrades, cheer!

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And Can It Be (Guitar Cover)

AND CAN IT BE – Guitar Cover
This great hymn of the faith was written by Charles Wesley.

Lyrics:
And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

Thanks for watching!

 

AND CAN IT BE – Guitar CoverThis great hymn of the faith was written by Charles Wesley.Lyrics:And can it be that I should gainAn interest in the Savior’s blood?Died He for me, who caused His pain—For me, who Him to death pursued?Amazing love! How can it be,That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?Amazing love! How can it be,That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?No condemnation now I dread;Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;Alive in Him, my living Head,And clothed in righteousness divine,Bold I approach th’eternal throne,And claim the crown, through Christ my own.Bold I approach th’eternal throne,And claim the crown, through Christ my own.Thanks for watching! This video will also be on my blog at wordpress.theactiveguitarist.com 😀 This delightful acoustic guitar is made by Gopher Wood Guitars. Like it? Contact me 😉

Posted by John Varney on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

He Lives on High (GTR)

This song is a great way to remember Christ’s death and resurrection. He is risen from the grave. We should keep this to memory. He died and was risen again back to life for our eternal salvation through Him. Thank you for listening!

He Lives On High – Guitar InstrumentalThis song is a great way to remember Christ's death and resurrection. He is risen from the grave. We should keep this in our memory. He died and was risen again to life for our eternal salvation through Him. Thank you for listening!FREE downloads available @ my SoundCloud account here:https://soundcloud.com/activeaxe/he-lives-on-high-gtr-instrumentalThanks to Dad Varney for the video and captions =)Audio work of course is handled by Island Sound Studios. Pay us a visit kapag may recording project po kayo! 😉

Posted by John Varney on Friday, March 25, 2016

Sweet Hour of Prayer (GTR)

SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER – Guitar Instrumental

This hymn has been very close to me through the years, especially when we sing it in church for Wednesday night prayer meetings. Truly one of the best songs about prayer we have in our hymnbook.

#SoYouWannaBeHeard?SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER – Guitar InstrumentalThis hymn has been very close to me through the years, especially when we sing it in church for Wednesday night prayer meetings. Truly one of the best songs about prayer we have in our hymnbook. Recorded @ Island Sound Studios. Thanks, Dad Varney for the video work! ;)Come visit us @ Bible Believers Baptist Church tonight at 6:30 PM for our weekly prayer meeting. We've been going through "8 sayings of Christ" and tonight with Ptr. Mark Varney will be studying "The Word of Affection" 😀 Come pray and be blessed from the word of God!Tomorrow night (Thursday the 10th,) me and my friend Simon Almira will be @ Mayad Café performing some acoustic music from the past, and some original compositions from his newly released album, "Cashew Decade" (also available for sale @ Mayad). We'll be starting around 7:30 PM for two acoustic sets. This arrangement will be in our second set! Bring your friends and your appetite for coffee! =)#iphonevideo #godinACS #studioroomB #SoYouWannaBeHeard? #BibleBelieversBaptistChurch #SweetHourofPrayer #believeinprayer #prayerchangesthings #IslandSoundStudios #sologuitar #guitarinstrumental #fenderchamp

Posted by John Varney on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Video

Chew Up (Music Video)

Chew Up” by SIMON ALMIRA.

Album release tags:

#freemyeyes #sanapwedepa #wishyouwerearound #simonpalawan #fretboardfreelancers

(Reposted from John Christian Yayen)
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Let’s support Palaweño SIMON ALMIRA’s DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE, “Cashew Decade” on FEBRUARY 8, 2016 (Monday) at Haim Chicken with “Wateber” (unplugged) as front act!
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Simon Almira on his song:
“In life we should embrace our past and move on if things don’t work.
Life is all good like all the food around. Chew up! Cheer up!”
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“CHEW UP”
Chorus:
chew up, chew up, chew up
Verse 1:
until sunrise i’ll be here alone
only if you’ll tell me you love me
can’t find a good way to say
that you’re the one that I’m missing, I’m missing
Chorus:
chew up, chew up, chew up
Verse 2:
doing it again slipping those words
all that I’ve said has been erased now, wasted now
I see that your life is demure
all the way, all the time you’re gone, gone, gone
move on, move on, move on
see yah, see yah
Chorus:
chew up, chew up, chew up
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Vocals and Guitar: Simon Almira
Lead Guitar and Sound Engineer: John Varney
Videographer/Editor: John Christian Yayen
*Shot and recorded live January 27, 2016 at Mt. Magarwak, Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Seen on the videos are the views of km 15 North Highway, Honda Bay, Hills of Magarwak, and Mt. St. Paul (mountain above Underground River).
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Recorded and Produced by Island Sound Studios, Bible Believers Baptist Church, Pajara, Sta. Monica.
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Album Release Events:
February 8, 2016 (Monday, 7:30 pm at Haim Chicken)
February, 13, 2016 (7:30pm at Mayad Cafe with Blue Bossa)
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FREE Mp3 download of “Chew Up” at SoundCloud @ “Simon Almira”
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You can contact Simon at simon.almira@outlook.com
He currently works as a freelance musician in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
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ALBUM TITLE: CASHEW DECADE
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CD Release
1. Simple Sam
2. Goal
3. Come to Me
4. Free my Eyes
5. In Love
6. Wish You Were Around
7. I Remember
8. Buhay Nga Naman
9. Ikaw
10. Reyna Rad
11. Pag-asa’y Di Ka Iiwan
Bonus Tracks:
Isla Ganda Palawan
Tayo na sa PPUR
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Online Release
1. Why
2. I Feel the Love
3. My Love for You
4. Chew-Up
5. Isang Katulad Ko
6. Sana Pwede Na
7. Sa Jeepney
8. Nawiwindang
9. Ikaw ang Nais Ko
10. Ikaw Pa Rin
11. Ako ang Mag-gigitara
12. Ano Man
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‪#‎WhatsYourStory‬? ‪#‎PuertoPrincesa‬ ‪#‎Palawan‬ ‪#‎OPM‬ ‪#‎SupportLocal‬

Broken (Lifehouse Cover)

Guitar instrumental of Lifehouse’s “Broken”

Please share with your friends if you enjoyed this song!
Also check the original version of this song here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6cdPeYJh0s

For downloads, please send me a message or comment =) Thank you all.

Lyrics:

The broken clock is a comfort, it helps me sleep tonight
Maybe it can stop tomorrow from stealing all my time
I am here still waiting though I still have my doubts
I am damaged at best, like you’ve already figured out

Chorus:
I’m falling apart, I’m barely breathing
With a broken heart that’s still beating
In the pain there is healing
In your name I find meaning
So I’m holdin’ on, I’m holdin’ on, I’m holdin’ on
I’m barely holdin’ on to you

The broken locks were a warning you got inside my head
I tried my best to be guarded, I’m an open book instead
I still see your reflection inside of my eyes
That are looking for a purpose, they’re still looking for life
(Repeat Chorus)
I’m hangin’ on another day
Just to see what you will throw my way
And I’m hanging on to the words you say
You said that I will be OK

The broken lights on the freeway left me here alone
I may have lost my way now, haven’t forgotten my way home

(Repeat Chorus)

Isang Tasa ng Kape (Missio Dei)

Track 7 from Missio Dei’s album “Awit ng Puso” released at the end of 2015. Words and music by my good friend and brother in the Lord, Nathaniel (Nats) Lobos. Thanks also to Hugh Caluscusin of Dry bones Ztudio in Dumaguete City for this song’s arrangment and mixing.

A true tale of how godliness with contentment is “great gain”. Please share this song if you enjoyed listening to it!

For inquiries on how to purchase the entire album of songs, please message me here or at activeguitarist@gmail.com =)

Disclaimer: Although I do not hold the copyright for this song, I have been authorized by the author to use this platform for releasing/advertising “Isang Tasa ng Kape”. This is done free of charge, 100% because I love their music and am a big fan.

LYRICS:
Pagod ka na ba O kaibigan sa ‘yong paghahanap
Inaasam na kaligayahan kailan magaganap
Hindi mo ba alam na ikaw ay nakatungtong naman
Sa kayamanang naghihintay lang na ‘yong matuklasan

Maalala ko pa si Tatang tuwing nagkakape
Isang ginintuang pangaral, ito ang kanyang sabi

Koro:
Sa mundong kay hirap maging masaya
Lalong-lao na’t marami nang bagay na mapagpipilian
Sana’y ma-alaala natin na ang kasiyaha’y kalimitan
Sa kaunti’t ordinaryong mga bagay matatagpuan
Tulad lang ng isang tasa ng kape

Sa gabi’t araw ay magpasalamat sa Dios na Maylikha
Sinumang lumimot sa pinagmulan ang tunay na dukha
Ang ‘yong magulang, anak, kaibigan lang pahalagahan
Kapag nangarap at umibig laging may paraan

The Man Who Can’t Be Moved (the Script)

A simple instrumental rendition of The Script’s “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”. I hope you enjoy this cover. If you do, please share it with your friends!
For downloads, please message me here or send me an email at activeguitarist@gmail.com =)

LYRICS:
Going back to the corner where I first saw you
Gonna camp in my sleeping bag I’m not gonna move
Got some words on cardboard, got your picture in my hand
Saying, “If you see this girl can you tell her where I am?”

Some try to hand me money, they don’t understand
I’m not broke – I’m just a broken-hearted man
I know it makes no sense but what else can I do?
How can I move on when I’m still in love with you?

[Chorus:]
‘Cause if one day you wake up and find that you’re missing me
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be
Thinking maybe you’ll come back here to the place that we’d meet
And you’ll see me waiting for you on the corner of the street

So I’m not moving, I’m not moving

Policeman says, “Son, you can’t stay here.”
I said, “There’s someone I’m waiting for if it’s a day, a month, a year.
Gotta stand my ground even if it rains or snows.
If she changes her mind this is the first place she will go.”
[Chorus:]

People talk about the guy that’s waiting on a girl, oh ohh
There are no holes in his shoes but a big hole in his world, hmm

And maybe I’ll get famous as the man who can’t be moved
Maybe you won’t mean to but you’ll see me on the news
And you’ll come running to the corner
‘Cause you’ll know it’s just for you
I’m the man who can’t be moved
I’m the man who can’t be moved

[Chorus:]

[Chorus:]
‘Cause if one day you wake up and find that you’re missing me
(So I’m not moving)
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be
(I’m not moving)
Thinking maybe you’ll come back here to the place that we’d meet
(I’m not moving)
And you’ll see me waiting for you on the corner of the street
(I’m not moving)

Going back to the corner where I first saw you
Gonna camp in my sleeping bag, I’m not gonna move

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/script/themanwhocantbemoved.html

Video

Christmas Medley – Music Video

 

Christmas Medley – Music Video

A Christmas medley featuring “What Child is This?”, “Silent Night”, “Birthday of a King”, & “Joy to the World”. This arrangement is track 2 on my free Christmas EP entitled, “A Little Christmas Music”, which is free to download upon request.

This CD contains:
1) The First Noel
2) Christmas Medley featuring “What Child is This?”, “Silent Night”, “Birthday of a King”, & “Joy to the World”
3) It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Thank you for listening! 😀

SOUNDCLOUD:

Download FREE EP album:
email me at activeguitarist@gmail.com or send me a PM at https://www.facebook.com/johnvarney.21 =) Thank you!

Christmas Medley – What Child Is This – Silent Night – Birthday Of A King – Joy To The World

A Christmas medley featuring “What Child is This?”, “Silent Night”, “Birthday of a King”, & “Joy to the World”. This arrangement is track 2 on my free Christmas EP entitled, “A Little Christmas Music”, which is free to download upon request.

This CD contains:

1) The First Noel
2) Christmas Medley featuring “What Child is This?”, “Silent Night”, “Birthday of a King”, & “Joy to the World”
3) It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Thank you for listening! 😀