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By Timothy Yap, Jul 11 2017
Chris Sayburn is a churchman writing music for the worship of God's people. Such an ambition itself is not only honorable and lofty, but it's a crying need for today. Whilst many so called "worship" songs today are geared for a concert setting where the extreme modulation of chords are more suited for a trained soloist than the average pew sitter, Sayburn's music doesn't do such vocal gymnastics. These songs are tuneful enough for the average church goer to sing along and the keys of the songs are comfortable enough without turning us into screeching choir boys and girls. Most importantly, the words are Christ-centered rather than love songs guised as sacred romantic tunes between boyfriend Jesus and me. Sayburn serves as curate for St. Philips Chapel Street in Salford, Manchester in the UK and one of the leaders of New Wine Worship. In addition to leading New Wine Worship, the worship ministry for the New Wine fellowship of churches, Sayburn has been writing for and collaborating on Integrity Music projects for several years. This includes his work on New Wine's last albums Wildfire and Simple Pursuit. With Saved By Grace, Sayburn and producer Ben Cantelon (Worship Central) deliver 10 new songs including cowrites with Cantelon ("Saviour of the World"), Nick Herbert ("The Way") and Brenton Brown ("Everlasting God") among others.