Wayne Sanders - Giver Of Life

Friday 25th February 2005
Wayne Sanders - Giver Of Life
Wayne Sanders - Giver Of Life

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12619-1886
LABEL: Independent C3UKCD101
RELEASE DATE: 2005-05-24
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by David Cranson

Wayne Sanders is a South African. It's strange to think that not all that long ago, the fact of his country of birth may have upset a lot of people. Today, thankfully, the times they are a changin' (c. R Zimmerman Esq.). Mr Sanders now finds himself in Cambridge, leading worship and directing music at C3. C3 is Cambridge Community Church, and they appear to be doing their best to reach out to the current younger generation. Their motto is, "Reaching and shaping a generation with the message and cause of Christ." This CD will go a long way to helping achieve that aim. It starts off with a very cheap sounding piano and drum-machine beat, until edgy guitars break in. From there on in we get 12 great tracks of good rock/worship. This one is recorded in the studio, but if Wayne is this good on his own, I would be one of the first in line to buy a copy of a live CD from the Church. Let me quote from the opening track ("Giver Of Life"), "Giver of life, you're my comfort, you're my shelter, you're the Lord of this heart . . . Jesus I receive you, I choose to believe you, you're my hope every day . . . there's no other God but you, Lord." (As an aside, I wonder, if Tony and his government get to pass their bill on religious incitement, how songs such as this will stand in the eyes of the law. It could be interesting times ahead, if the Lord tarries). Every song is strong and bold in the claims of and for Christ. Every song touches the heart and plays out like someone who knows where he stands in relation to his Lord. I quote again - "Love that captured my heart . . . Jesus your mercy and grace have covered my sin, covered my shame, love that set me apart . . . Jesus you are the one I love and adore, I give you my heart." This is stuff from the heart, from the soul. As the blurb on the packaging says . . . Join us, and heaven, in giving him what he deserves." Highly recommended album, a cut above the average P&W music.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Carol Goh in Singapore @ 17:41 on Apr 20 2014

I would like to buy Wayne Sanders CD album Giver of Life. Where can I buy or how can I order the CD album.

Posted by Josh in Cambridge @ 19:23 on Feb 22 2006

Yeah awesome Album. Jus to say that its not a motto its the vision, Reaching and Shaping a generation with the message and cause of Christ. Any1 not heard it should get it and take a listen. PUKKA!

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