A group of teachers and principals from the Department of Education (DepEd) Misamis Occidental division got together online to sing a cover of the Filipino inspirational song, “Lead Me Lord”, to inspire people affected by the lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 7th Chord group video was posted on Facebook on April 16, 2020, by Felcor Torres Blanco and shared by DepEd social media a day after.
“We do believe that God heals, but we also believe that healing is not always the only path that He chooses for us. Sometimes His perfect plan for our lives is to allow us to suffer and experience disease, illness, and hardship.
“The reason for this is that He can often teach us things through suffering that we would never be able to learn through a book or seminar, or through comfort and prosperity. But He reminds us that He will always lead the way,” wrote Blanco on the Facebook post.
“May this song reminds us that we are all in good hands. As long as we keep our hearts and minds focus on the things that are holding us together. Not on the things that are tearing us a part. Let us trust that God has His purpose,” Blanco added.
“Lead Me Lord” was composed by Arnel de Pano and popularized by Basil Valdez and Gary Valenciano. De Pano is himself a COVID-19 survivor who was sent home with a touching serenade by hospital personnel at the Marikina Valley Medical Center.
The iconic gospel song has been made an anthem to inspire, motivate, and to give Filipinos the courage to fight during these trying times. Lead Me Lord was also performed by Dulce on Noel Ferrer’s Level Up Quarantunes as a prayer for healing.
Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano also recently made a home studio recording of his OPM classic “Take Me Out Of The Dark” while Jamie Rivera sang a new version of her “Heal Our Land” as prayerful songs in the midst of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic – and the song was embraced by the online world.
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