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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!


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


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)


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


Hallelujah for the Blood (alternate tune)

Alternate tune for the Lelia Morris’ hymn “Hallelujah for the Blood”. Please enjoy listening! =)

Words:

1. Hallelujah for the blood, for the sin-cleansing fountain,
For the Lamb has been slain, and the ransom price paid;
Fully cancelled was the debt, when on Calvary’s mountain
All the sins of this world upon Jesus were laid.

Refrain:
There was no arm to save, there was no eye to pity,
Until Jesus our Savior from glory came down;
He was mighty to save, He was strong to deliver,
He has brought us salvation, a robe and a crown;
Hallelujah, hallelujah, sing the triumphant strain;
Hallelujah, for the blood and the Lamb that was slain.

2. Hallelujah for the blood; sing for joy, all ye nations,
And rejoice that the work of redemption is done;
Here is pardon free for all, and a perfect salvation
Through the sin-cleansing blood of the Crucified One.

3. Hallelujah for the blood, hallelujah forever!
We shall sing it anew in the kingdom of God,
Where the anthems of delight shall be silent, no, never;
Evermore hallelujah for Christ and the blood.


Recording a new album…

“Lord, please change this heart of mine
Make it pure, make it Thine
May it be prepared to worship You”

Excited to be recording a new album in the next several weeks with “Vessels of Honor”. Please pray for the Lord’s guidance as we put these new melodies into songs that will build up and edify the body of Christ!

We are beginning to plan a schedule for visiting nearby churches here in Palawan this year. If you want us to come by and sing at your church, please give me a private message on Facebook or at activeguitarist@gmail.com. Thank you very much for your support!

In Christ,
John Varney​

#newalbumfor2015 #AlltoYou #surrender #VesselsofHonor

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Updates!

album promotion (2)album promotion

Make a Joyful Noise and Living by Faith (instrumental) are both available for orders nationwide. Kindly PM me for pricing.

Our group “Vessels of Honor” aims to minister in various churches, and we are willing to come upon invitation. If you want to hear us at your church, please PM me here or give me an e-mail at activeguitarist@gmail.com.

Thank you and God Bless!

For more updates and songs, please check out these links:
Blog
Soundcloud

Ang “Make a Joyful Noise” at “Living by Faith” ay parehong available para sa orders nationwide. Paki-PM lang ako dito sa Facebook para sa pricing.

“Vessels of Honor”, ang aming grupo, ay willing na pumunta kapag inyo pong inanyayahan. Kung gusto po ninyo kaming marinig sa inyong simbahan, paki bigyan ako ng private message o kaya ng e-mail sa activeguitarist@gmail.com.

Salamat po at God bless!

Para sa iba pang mga update at mga awitin, paki tignan ang mga page na ito:

Blog
Soundcloud


Make a Joyful Noise: Concerts and CDs

(UPDATE) Concert on the 10th (Sunday) will be rescheduled to the 24th, at 6 PM. Pasensya na po, hope to see you there soon!

Thank you to all who have supported our “Make a Joyful Noise” album release since October of 2013. God’s grace and help was with us as we’ve performed in several different churches in the past year. I’m excited to announce that CDs are back in stock! Thanks to Joan and Dad for helping us with burning, printing, cutting, and putting together a finished product.

Our group “Vessels of Honor” will be performing these songs and more at Central Baptist Church on August 24th, 2014 at 6:00 PM. Please come if you are in the area! For directions, contact me at my email address below.We will be happy to have you there with us. As always, if you wish to have us come to your church for free, contact us at activeguitarist@gmail.com or give me a PM on Facebook. Our CDs are available for shipping nationwide. God bless you!

Make a Joyful Noise CD (250 php each, 200 each when you buy at least 3)
Track listing:
#1 Refuge and Strength
#2 Great is the Lord
#3 Remember Now
#4 Light Within
#5 Blessing
#6 Tanging Siya Lamang
#7 Make a Joyful Noise
#8 Trust in the Lord
#9 Ikaw
#10 Give Ear, O My People
#11 Sing Unto the Lord
#12 A Song for You

(UPDATE) Concert on the 10th (Sunday) will be rescheduled to the 24th, at 6 PM. Pasensya na po, hope to see you there soon!

Salamat sa lahat na sumoporta sa aming “Make a Joyful Noise” album release mula noong October ng 2013. Ang biyaya at tulong ng Diyos ay ang kasama namin habang kami ay nakapagperform sa maraming mga simbahan ngayong taon. Ako ay natutuwa na sabihin sa inyo na ang mga CD ay available na ulit! Salamat kay Joan at kay tatay sa pagtulong sa amin sa burning, printing, cutting at pagaayus para maging isang kompletong produkto.

Ang aming grupo “Vessels of Honor” ay magpeperform ng mga kantang ito at iba pa sa Central Baptist Church sa August 24th, 2014 at 6:00 PM. Kung nasa area po kayo, join po kayo sa amin! Kami ay malulugod na makasama kayo doon. For directions, contact me sa email address ko below. Kung nais ninyong pumunta kami sa inyong simbahan ng libre, icontact kami sa activeguitarist@gmail.com o i-private message ako sa Facebook. Ang aming mga CD ay available para ipadala nationwide. God bless you!


Soundcloud MVP (most views & plays)

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I have been a heavy user of the streaming service Soundcloud starting late 2013.

Since then, this account has had 1,367 plays,

including numerous downloads, subscribers and such.

This past week my music has been played 144 times,

which is 10.5% of the plays I’ve had in the past 10 months!

I want to thank you all for supporting free music streaming/downloads! =)

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My MVP (most viewed and played) tracks are:

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If you like my music or want to support what I’m doing,

email me at activeguitarist@gmail.com

or send me a PM on Facebook.

I have two albums currently available:

Make a Joyful Noise

Living by Faith (instrumental album)

 Again thank you for “tuning in” to some online Christian music.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check it out. God bless!