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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! ūüėÄ

 


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‚Äč

#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



Make a Joyful Noise: December Sale

album promotion (2)

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


Blessings – Laura Story (guitar cover)

Instrumental Cover of Laura Story’s “Blessings”. Check it out – I hope you will be blessed by the words and music of this song.
Recorded December of 2013.

LYRICS:
We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
And all the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love
As if every promise from Your word is not enough
And all the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we’d have faith to believe

‘Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not,
This is not our home
It’s not our home

‘Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near

What if my greatest disappointments or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise


This World Is Not My Home

Playing the well known hymn “This World is Not my Home” on classical guitar. Enjoy!

LYRICS:
I. This world is not my home I’m just passing through
my treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue
the angels beckon me from Heaven’s open door
and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore

Chorus: O Lord you know I have no friend like you
if Heaven’s not my home then Lord what will I do?
the angels beckon me from Heaven’s open door
and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore

II. They’re all expecting me and that’s one thing I know
my savior pardoned me and now I onward go
I know he’ll take me through though I am weak and poor
and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore

III. Just up in Glory Land we’ll live eternally
the saints on every hand are shouting victory
their song of sweetest praise drifts back from Heaven’s shore
and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore