Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid sing about salvation for people in the frontlines, patients of COVID-19

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Singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez – Alcasid offer sang “The Lord Is Our Savior”. screengrab from Facebook video posted on Regine Velasquez’s Facebook page.

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and husband singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid posted a video of them singing “The Lord Is Our Savior” as an offering to people affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

“We know you’re home. We just thought that maybe we could sing something for you that while you’re home, this song could inspire you during this difficult times,” Ogie said at the start of the video posted on Facebook and Instagram on March 18, 2020, days after the Metro Manila and Luzon Island community quarantine took effect.

Netizens praised the couple’s use of their talent to inspire people with the song penned by Alcasid and first released in 2016.

Facebook user Villarama Ocampo Jonathan Martin posted in the video’s comments section, “This made me realize how important music and miss Regine Velasquez and other singers are, in our lives.. in the lowest and darkest time they bring light and inspiration .. Thank you for reminding us that God and Jesus will save us…”

Instagram user @dobber2007 said, “Ur song soothes the soul of weary, worried pinoys…. more pls”

These are the lyrics of “The Lord Is Our Savior”:

The Lord Is Our Savior
There are times when we just can’t go on
Fighting the fight just wasn’t enough
There are days when we can’t understand
Why nothing seems to be right

But everytime we go down to our knees
Suddenly we hear a voice as we pray
Telling our hearts that all we need is to be still
And remember that help is on the way
The Lord is our Saviour

He is our strength
He is the beginning and the end
He laid His life
So all of sins could be forgiven
This is how Jesus loves us all

Still there are moments
When we really don’t know
How to follow His will
Just how to keep still
Oh Lord we pray

That You would guide us
And lead us back
When we have gone astray
The Lord is our Saviour
He is our strength

He is the beginning and the end
He laid His life
So all of sins could be forgiven
This is how Jesus loves us all

In another video, Ogie Alcasid sang his composition “Di Ka Pababayaan”.

He started off the video with this message:
“Sana po ay okay kayo sa inyong mga pamamahay. Kundiman sana kayo po ay manatiling matatag ay iyong pong ating mga nasa hospital na may sakit at iyong magigiting na nasa frontline, dasal namin na kayo po ay laging matatag at laging nagagabayan ng ating panginoon. I just wanted to sing again for you if you don’t mind isinulat ko po itong awitin na ito about three years ago Sana po ay makainspire po ito sa inyo.”

Di Ka Pababayaan Lyrics:

Ang buhay ay sadyang ganyan
Madami Kang Pagdadaanan
Lagi na Lamang May Pagsubok
Para bang walang Katapusan

Mundo mo at guling gulo
Pagod na ang puso mo
Ang Iyong Mata’y Iyong buksan
Sa isang katotohanan

Hindi ka Pababayaan
Hindi ka tatalikuran
Ang lahat ng ito’y May hangganan
At hindi mo kailangang labanan

Magtiwala ka kaibigan
Laging mayroong maaasahan
Hindi ka Pababayaan
Kailanman.

Hindi ka Pababayaan
Hindi ka tatalikuran
Ang lahat ng ito’y May hangganan
At hindi mo kailangang labanan

Magtiwala ka kaibigan
Laging mayroong maaasahan
Hindi ka Pababayaan
Kailanman

Filipino musicians have gone on social media during the quarantine to offer songs of inspiration. Marcelito Pomoy and Yasmien Kurdi with daughter Ayesha Zara posted their covers of Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World” as a healing song for COVID-19 victims while Inspirational Diva Jamie Rivera sang a new version of “Heal Our Land” and reminded Filipinos of the power of prayer.

Mikey Bustos also channeled Lady Gaga’s new hot single Stupid Love into a YouTube parody video titled Stupid Cough to promote for safety amid the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 outbreak.

Ryan Cayabyab is currently leading OPM musicians in the Bayanihan Musikahan Facebook Live Concert Series to gather donations for the urban poor of Metro Manila.

WATCH Ogie and Regine Alcasid’s inspiring performance here and SEND THEM CHEERS in the comments below!

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