Sayburn’s name may be new to many U.S. worship music fans, but we, his U.K. mates know him well. 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.
But good songs with catchy melodies are not the end game for Sayburn, who serves as curate for St. Philips Chapel Street in Salford, Manchester. “My benchmark for success is that the album adds value in serving the Church,” he explains. “I already know God loves my songs… He loves all our songs of worship whether they are on albums or not! But my desire is to write songs that the local Church can get hold of and use. “Many songs have played an important part in certain seasons in my life,” Sayburn adds. “It would be a blessing to hear if just one song impacts someone to keep going, keep loving and following Jesus… this would be worth all the effort.”