Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Music Zone: The Worship Songs Of Gary Valenciano

Let's have a break from featuring international pop artists and bands and make way for the Lenten Season. Today on Music Zone, I'm going to feature worship songs that made a mark in the hearts of every Filipinos. If there is one OPM artist who can make worship songs popular, certainly, that would be Gary Valenciano.

When Gary Valenciano sings, everybody listens. His soothing voice and facial expressions is his way of making the audience feel the rhythm that comes from his songs. Here are my top choices of worship songs from him:

Shout For Joy - released in year 1991. This has an upbeat sound even if it is a worship song. Surely, anyone who can hear it would not only shout but dance as well to the Lord.

Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos? - this song was popularized in 1990. The song is about making people understand that God is always there and He would never leave us.

Warrior Is A Child - sang by Gary V. in 2001. This was a hit at that time. The song was also played when Rico Yan died in 2002.

Take Me Out Of The Dark - popularized in 1988 and I believe this is the best OPM worship song ever produced. The song has a powerful message to anyone who hears it. It talks about realizing what Jesus Christ had to sacrifice just to save all of us.

Let us all remember that our Lord gave his life to save us from our sins and we should be grateful not only during Lenten Season but as always.

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