It has been almost three years since I last sang with this world-renowned group.
And as I was rummaging youtube to get ideas for a choral arrangement I’m supposed to do, I found this:
I would like you to hear this beautiful song that has been my favorite ever since. It’s included in our 2005 Sony Music-released inspirational album, Acclamation where I was part of. This is not the whole song, there’s a second verse to it. Entire text below:
Sa Iyong mga Yapak
Words and Music: Jose Cerino, Jr.
Arranged by: Sam Guerrero
Landas na Kay Tinik sa Iyo’y Inilaan
Bawa’t Hakbang nito’y dusa’t hirap ang laman
Sa kalooban ng Ama nagpasakop kang ganap
Buhay Mo O Hesus ang siyang alay na sapat
Laban sa Agos ng mundo,
Lumakad ka sa landas Mo
Laban sa Lakad ng Mundo,
Landas na sa ‘ki’y nais Mo
Sa Iyong mga yapak, ako ay tatahak
Kahit tigib ng luha ang nilakaran Mong landas
Pasakit man at dusa dulot ng mundo’y kamtan
Bawat bakas ng Iyong mga yapak
Bawat hakbang Mo’y aking susundan
Kay hirap Mang gawin kalooban Mo’y tupdin
Pinili kong sundan bakas ng ‘Yong mga Hakbang
Ang buhay ko’y laan sa Iyo kailanpaman
Maglilingkod sa’Yo Panginoon hanggang wakas
Amidst all the tension that has happened in the world, I do hope this song would remind us to continue following God’s path and trust His ways. Hope this will be one of your Lenten song reflections.
I miss singing and touring. Now, off to bed. Ooops, I have work to do!