I Will Still Praise You

For all of God’s love and kindness, “one thing should stay the same in this world of change — to call upon and praise Your holy name.” Originally interpreted by Dalyn Concepcion, I Will Still Praise You is ASOP’s first Monthly Finalist.

Composer: Rigor Jay Arellano

  • From Apalit, Pampanga
  • 28 years old
  • Freelance writer

Interpreter: Gretchen Espina

  • First Pinoy Idol winner (2006)
  • Her debut album, “Shining through,” was released on August 4, 2009 by Sony Music Philippines
  • Daughter of Congressman Rogelio J. Espina



Now, I feel all this hurt and sadness
Now, I bear all this pain and madness
In this world, I know, laughter ends in sorrow
And today might be not the same tomorrow

But since I hear Your Holy Words they give me
The strength I need to run this race before me
With You at my sight, I set my sins aside
With Your help I might reach that lasting prize

So in this world of change one thing should stay the same —
To call upon and praise Your holy name

So I’ll thank You now for all Your love and kindness
Yes, I’ll praise You now for all this hurt and sadness
For nothing bad will come, I know, to those who love You so
And in the end I hope this too I’ll do — I will still praise Yo

2012 Finalists

I Will Still Praise You

Composer : Rigor Jay Arellano
Interpreter : Gretchen Espina

The Sweetest Moment

Composer : Edwin Marollano
Interpreter : Jeffrey Hidalgo

Sa Iyo Aking Ama

Composer : Alex de Guzman
Interpreter : Faith Cuneta

Purihin Ka Ng Aking Luha

Composer : Gerwin Villa
Interpreter : Jayson Fernandez

Pupurihin Ka Hanggang sa Kailanman

Composer : Annalyn Altejos
Interpreter : Nikki Valdez

Pag-ibig ay Dios

Composer : Jaime Enriquez
Interpreter : Renz Verano

Reasons To Believe

Composer : Rommel Arguelles
Interpreter : Gian Magdangal

Sa ’Yo

Composer : Marlon Nabia
Interpreter : Marielle Corpuz

Puso Kong Nabuksan

Composer : Domingo Rosco
Interpreter : Catherine Loria

Be My Everything

Composer : Jessa Mae Gabon
Interpreter : Kyla

Purihin Mo Ang Dios Oh Pilipinas

Composer : Anton Estrella Jr.
Interpreter : Gail Blanco

Ikaw Ang Ngayon, Bukas at Kailanman

Composer : Christian Obar
Interpreter : Aia de Leon