Jesse, who used to be a massage therapist from Malinta, Valenzuela City (Metro Manila, Philippines), is a first timer in ASOP. In spite of his being visually impaired (nearly blind), he was not hindered to create a praise song meant to thank God for the life and disability he was given. One of his future plans, aside from writing more songs of praise, is having a massage parlor of his own. When asked what he could say after winning in the last ASOP monthly finals this year, all he said was “Thanks be to God” with tears of joy.
Jesse is married and has a baby girl.
Walton is a member of Pinoy boy band Voices of 5. His is the husky voice among the five voices. He used to be a member of another all-men vocal group Freshmen. In 2008 he reached the semifinals round of Pinoy Idol. One of his musical influences is Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano.
Walton is also known to his fans as “West” and is from South Luzon, specifically Laguna.
I Wala nang ibang panginoon sa buhay ko ngayon Kundi Ikaw lamang, Hesus, sa habang panahon
II ‘Pagkat Ikaw ang nagbigay-kabuluhan sa ‘king buhay Sa tulad ko, Panginoon, dakila Kang tunay
PRE-CHORUS I Inari Mo ang sala ko Hirap at dusa’y tiniis Mo Hanggang kamatayan pinaglaban Mo ako
CHORUS Panginoon, sadyang kay buti ng Iyong puso Ang tulad ko’y niligtas Mo doon sa kalbaryo Kaya’t aking inaalay ang pagpuri’t pagsamba Ang buhay ko’y tanging sa ‘Yo Panginoon, kay buti Mo
III Laging nasa puso ko mga dakilang gawa Mo Nagbigay-daan upang Ika’y paglingkuran
PRE-CHORUS II Nilingap Mo ang tulad ko Panginoon, kay buti Mo Ikaw ang dahilan kaya’t ako’y naririto
BRIDGE Sa landas na tatahakin ko Panginoon, nawa ako’y samahan Mo
REPEAT CHORUS except the last line
CODA Pagsamba ko’y alay sa ‘Yo Panginoon, kay buti Mo
The song outstood other entries hand-picked by the program’s producer.
Composed by a visually-impaired amateur songwriter, the song denotes the loving kindness and the grace of GOD.
“When the song was being recorded, it was like a dream. As I listened to the song on and on, as I was coached by Doc Mon, and as I witnessed Sir Walton singing it, indeed my dream has come true,” declared Jesse. “I once dreamt of becoming a composer.”
The song is commended for its sincere lyrics and melody with strong recall. Anyone can easily be reminded of the goodness of GOD by singing along and listening to it.