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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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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


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! 😀

 


The First Noel (Traditional)

Track 1 from my Christmas EP entitled, “A Little Christmas Music”. This CD is free to download upon request. 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! Enjoy the music =)

 


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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Free music to start your New Year!

I’m offering my guitar instrumental album – Living by Faith, for free download this month of January!

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Living by Faith contains instrumental renditions of hymns of the faith and some relatively new songs as well.

Here is the full track listing:

  1. Dwelling in Beulah Land
  2. Sound the Battle Cry
  3. Moment by Moment
  4. He Looked Beyond my Faults    
  5. Send the Light  
  6. I’d Rather have Jesus
  7. Take my Life, and Let it Be
  8. Jesus Paid it All    
  9. As the Deer
  10. Living by Faith 
  11. What a Friend 
  12. Power in the Blood
  13. Your Grace still Amazes Me
  14. I Surrender All
  15. Teach me Thy Way

To download this free album, please send me an email at activeguitarist@gmail.com or give me a message on my Facebook account. I will send you the download link along with a set of instructions. Thank you and have a great and blessed year!

May this be the beginning of a year full of peace and joy in the Lord for all of us.

– John Varney



Brooke’s Point trip, Christmas CD Sale and FREE music!

Please pray for our group “Vessels of Honor” as we go to Brooke’s point Friday

to minister the word of God and sing praises with the folks there.

Would really appreciate it!

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Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

I can’t even begin to count the blessings of this year.

Let us all be truly thankful for God’s blessings to us;

especially in the person of Jesus Christ who came to this sin-sick world to save us sinners.

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If haven’t yet obtained a copy of our “Make a Joyful Noise” CD we are on a 20% sale,

plus a free copy of the “Living by Faith” instrumental album!

Same sales apply for digital downloads.

Please send me a private message for more info. Thanks!

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Don’t forget to listen to my solo guitar rendition of “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”.

This song is available to be downloaded for free. Enjoy!


Make a Joyful Noise: December Sale

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December SALE for “Make a Joyful Noise” album
Make a Joyful Noise – featuring compositions by Jean Macolor and John Varney.
200 PHP per CD, plus a free copy of “Living by Faith” (100 PHP value)!

For other details and downloads, please contact me via private message or email at activeguitarist@gmail.com. Thank you!

Track Listing:
1. Refuge and Strength 7. Make a Joyful Noise
2. Great is the Lord 8. Trust in the Lord
3. Remember Now 9. Ikaw
4. Light Within 10. Give Ear, O my People
5. Blessing 11. Sing Unto the Lord
6. Tanging Siya Lamang 12. A Song for You


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!


Living by Faith (Album release reminder)

LIVING BY FAITH – a guitar instrumental album, is available now! In case you haven’t seen my updates here on Facebook or on the blog, here is the complete track listing for the album. You can download three of the songs today for free! Just check out the links below and download from there.

Don’t know how to download free songs? Check out this article from my blog:
How to download FREE songs from Soundcloud

 

Tracks available for free download:
#4 – He Looked Beyond my Faults
#7 – Take my life, and Let it Be
#15 – Teach Me Thy Way

Complete Track Listing:

01.  Dwelling in Beulah Land
02.  Sound the Battle Cry
03.  Moment by Moment
04.  He Looked beyond my faults
05.  Send the Light
06.  I’d Rather Have Jesus
07.  Take my Life, and Let it Be
08.  Jesus Paid it All
09.  As the Deer
10.  Living by faith
11.  What a Friend
12.  Power in the Blood
13.  Your Grace Still Amazes Me
14.  I  Surrender All
15.  Teach Me Thy Way