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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 =)

 

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Faith is the Victory (Guitar Instrumental)

A guitar rendition of the well-loved hymn “Faith is the Victory”. This song was written by John H. Yates and set to music by Ira Sankey. Lyrics are below.

Encamped along the hills of light,
Ye Christian soldiers, rise,
And press the battle ere the night
Shall veil the glowing skies.
Against the foe in vales below,
Let all our strength be hurled;
Faith is the victory, we know,
That overcomes the world.

Refrain:
Faith is is the victory!
Faith is is the victory!
Oh, glorious victory,
That overcomes the world.

His banner over us is love,
Our sword the Word of God;
We tread the road the saints above
With shouts of triumph trod.
By faith they, like a whirlwind’s breath,
Swept on o’er ev’ry field;
The faith by which they conquered death
Is still our shining shield.

On ev’ry hand the foe we find
Drawn up in dread array;
Let tents of ease be left behind,
And onward to the fray;
Salvation’s helmet on each head,
With truth all girt about,
The earth shall tremble ‘neath our tread,
And echo with our shout.

To him that overcomes the foe,
White raiment shall be giv’n;
Before the angels he shall know
His name confessed in heav’n.
Then onward from the hills of light,
Our hearts with love aflame,
We’ll vanquish all the hosts of night,
In Jesus’ conqu’ring name.

(Lyrics are from www.popularhymns.com)

Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko (guitar Cover)

Guitar cover of Noel Cabangon’s “Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok Ko”. Enjoy!
Please like and comment if you like this song. =)
Lyrics:
Kung tayo ay matanda na
Sana’y di tayo magbago
Kailan man nasaan ma’y
Ito ang pangarap ko
Makuha mo pa kayang
Ako’y hagkan at yakapin ooooooh
Hanggang sa pagtanda natin
Nagtatanong lang sa ‘yo
Ako pa kaya’y ibigin mo
Kung maputi na ang buhok ko

Pagdating ng araw
Ang ‘yong buhok
Ay puputi na rin
Sabay tayong mangangarap
Nang nakaraan sa ‘tin

Ang nakalipas ay ibabalik natin ooooooh
Ipapaalala ko sa ‘yo
Ang aking pangako
Na ang pag-ibig ko’y laging sa ‘yo
Kahit maputi na ang buhok ko

Ang nakalipas ay ibabalik natin hmmmmmm
Ipapaalala ko sa ‘yo
Ang aking pangako
Na ang pag-ibig ko’y laging sa ‘yo
Kahit maputi na ang buhok ko
Kahit maputi na ang buhok ko

(Lyrics from http://www.lyricsmode.com)

Never Saw You Coming – Bebo Norman (vocal cover)

Never Saw You Coming

Simple vocal cover of Bebo Norman’s “Never Saw You Coming“.

Like and comment if you enjoyed this song!

Please give a private message if you want a free download of this.

Thank you!

Lyrics:
I am the lonely, the ones who slip away
I am the secret, the words we dare not say
I am the promise I’m about to break again

I am the leader who cannot find the way
I am the preacher who somehow lost the faith
I am the beggar reaching out my hands again

And I never saw you coming
I could never dream of running
I have never known such love before my God
You come, come and breathe Your breath in me
Steal away what’s left of me
‘Til You are mine and I am Yours

I am the lover with no one to hold
I am the seeker with an empty soul
I’m everyone who’s ever lost hope

And I never saw you coming
I could never dream of running
I have never known such love before my God
You come, come and breathe Your breath in me
Steal away what’s left of me
‘Til You are mine and I am Yours

Fall like stars
On my shore
Still you are
So much more

And I never saw you coming
I could never dream of running
I have never known such love before my God
You come, come and breathe Your breath in me
Steal away what’s left of me
‘Til You are mine and I am Yours
I am Yours

(from www.songlyrics.com)

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.

Payphone (Guitar Cover)

Guitar cover of Maroon 5’s “Payphone”. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for listening and don’t forget to share and leave your comments on the track if you like.

Each Step I Take – Guitar Cover

I hope you will be blessed by this new rendition of “Each Step I Take”. Thanks and God bless! Don’t forget to leave a comment, share, or download this song if you really enjoyed it. =)

Hymn Lyrics:
Each step I take my Saviour goes before me,
And with His loving hand He leads the way,
And with each breath I whisper “I adore Thee;”
Oh, what joy to walk with Him each day.

Refrain:
Each step I take I know that He will guide me;
To higher ground He ever leads me on.
Until some day the last step will be taken.
Each step I take just leads me closer home.

At times I feel my faith begin to waver,
When up ahead I see a chasm wide.
It’s then I turn and look up to my Saviour,
I am strong when He is by my side.

I trust in God, no matter come what may,
For life eternal in His hand,
He holds the key that opens up the way,
That will lead me to the promised land.

(Taken from hymnlyrics.org)

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!