Twelve Songs, Twelve Stories

Oct 7, 2011 | Posted under Papuri 20

The songs of Papuri! 20 are a snapshot of life as God intends for us to live it, and life as we know it from day to day. Often there is a wide gap between the two.

The songwriters have a simple agenda: share their experiences in dealing with that gap.

Papuri! 20 is a collection of musically-rich precepts from God’s Word in contemporary settings of jazz, ballad, pop and even Pinoy styles.

Here’s a sampling:

  • Jim San Juan sings the theme song “Babalik-Balikan” by Toi Polo, expressing pure and heartfelt praise bursts from the heart and that you just have to return to again and again.
  • Tricia Amper-Jimenez interprets Dodjie Simon’s poignant “Dinggin Mo”, a prayer to bring our nation back to God.
  • Reuben Laurente renders Henry Gasser’s declaration in song, “Sa ‘Yo Lang” in his effortless yet impassioned signature style.
  • Dulce brings her musical maturity to full use in a breathtaking take of Rhoen Del Monte’s “Sa Iyo Lumalapit”, a response to Jesus’ invitation, “Come to Me…”
  • Mario Lajarca, Jr. will inspire you to trust Jesus completely with Soc Villanueva’s jazz ballad, “Si Jesus ang Bahala”.

The songs of Papuri! 20 are the personal stories of the songwriters and the singers, and they can be your own story as well. Does this sound familiar:

“Kailan ba nagkulang ang Panginoon?
Minsan ba sa ala-ala ay naiwan ka sa hirap
Na walang karamay sa iyong buhay
Kailan ba? Kailan ba?
Kailan ba nagkulang ang Panginoon?”

(from Jim Reyes’ “Kailan Ba Nagkulang?”, performed by Jonaver Luklukan)

Come to the album launch concert of Papuri! 20 – “Babalik-Balikan”, October 14, 3:00pm and 7:30pm at Greenhills Christian Fellowship, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

Follow Papuri! 20 on www.facebook.com/febcpapuri and www.twitter.com/Papuri_ph.
The videos are on www.youtube.com/febcpapuri.

5 Responses to “Twelve Songs, Twelve Stories”

  1. Robert Buccat says:

    Ive been a Papuri fan mula pa noon…and im happy na nasusndun muli ang mga ito ng mga awiting magbibigay inspirasyon sa mga tao…Purihin ang Panginoon!!

  2. Kuya Da says:

    Wow. Salamat sa Panginoon may kasunod agad ang Reunion Concert ng Papuri, actually present din ako nung Pagsamba at Papuri sa GCF..ka-bless sunod-sunod na papuri concerts …Walang kupas sa inspirasyon mula sa Papuri!!! Si Lord kasi ang pinaghuhugutan ng lahat ng awit, composers at singers…masaya ang Reunion concert kasi makakalapit ka sa singers after the show…parang reunion na rin ng singers at avid listeners ang nangyari. Marami pa nawang awit ang marining mula sa inyo Papuri!!! yan ang kailangan natin lalo na sa panahon na ito. God bless!

  3. Kuya Da says:

    correction: CCF pala iyong P at P!

  4. lito cruz says:

    syang ngayon ko lang nabasa sa may concert ang papuri 20 sayang hindi ko napanood hindi ko kasi alam eh

    may repeat performance ba?

    ilalagay nyo ba sa youtube yung concert ng papuri 20

    magkano nga ba ang cd?

  5. Marinell says:

    ganda po nung song na “Si Hesus and bahala”.. pwede po b makahingi ng lyrics?

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