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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 =)

 


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.


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!

album promotion

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



Let Them Fade – Instrumental (Original Composition)

New instrumental based on a song I wrote a few years ago. Hope you enjoy it!

Philippians 3:13 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, FORGETTING THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,”

Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, LET US LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”

LYRICS:
There are many things that are of no value
Yet they remain to clutter up your life
Build a bonfire don’t delay – burn the things that aren’t okay
And then watch them fade away, watch them fade away

>Because you must let go of them – you must learn to let go
Of all the things that pull you back from moving on

Chorus: Watch their light grow darker, let them fade away
Turn your back on anything that’s gone
Your life will be brighter, as you embrace the future
All the while never turning back, let them fade

Throw your pride away – it has never helped you
Learn from your mistakes, and the faults of others
Love and your love will return, hate and hatred you will earn
Be a friend on which all can, on which all can rely

>And when you’ve learned to let go of
The things that hold you back
You’ll find yourself sprinting toward the finish line

Bridge: Your life will be brighter
As their light grows darker
Your life will be brighter
As their light grows darker


Rider On The White Horse – Music For Him Quartet District III

Vocal Cover of “Rider on the White Horse”. Enjoy!

Darwin Garcia – Lead
John Varney – Tenor
Argel Tabang – Baritone
Jesse Elevera – Bass

I. He has a name written on him
That no one but he himself knows
He’s dressed in a robe dipped in blood
And his name is the Word of God
The armies of heaven were following him
Riding on white horses
Dressed in fine linen, white and clean
And his name is the Word – is the Word of God

CHORUS
Rider on the white horse
Rider called faithful and True
With justice he judges and makes war
His eyes are like blazing fire
And on his head are many crowns
Rider on the white horse

II. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword
With which to strike down the nations
He’ll rule them with an iron scepter
And his name is the Word of God
He treads the winepress of the fury
Of the wrath of God Almighty
On his robe and on his thigh
His name is written
KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS


All the Way My Savior Leads Me – Guitar Cover

A loved hymn written by Fanny J. Crosby and set to music by Robert Lowry. Sing along if you know this one! Don’t forget to hit the “follow” button if you want to see more of my music.

This track is also available as a FREE download. Don’t know how to download on Soundcloud? Read this short article:

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LYRICS:
All the way my Savior leads me;
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who through life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well,
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.

All the way my Savior leads me,
Cheers each winding path I tread,
Gives me grace for every trial,
Feeds me with the living bread.
Though my weary steps may falter,
And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! a spring of joy I see,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! a spring of joy I see.

All the way my Savior leads me;
Oh, the fullness of His grace!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s blest embrace.
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day,
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way,
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way.

(www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/701)