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 IMMEARSURABLE REVIEW
  

Wayburn Dean /IMMEASURABLE Review - ChristianMusic.com

 

MISSION STATEMENT: "I want my music to be a source of encouragement to people all over the world. The Gospel is the message of hope to so many oppressed people. It is my prayer that my music will bring people closer to finding a personal relationship with Jesus Christ."

Taken from his website intro: "Are you searching.... searching? I've have an awesome suggestion.. Let me share Him with you."

 

OVERVIEW OF IMMEASURABLE CD

In his promotional materials, Wayburn Dean describes these songs as being "just over the line from praise & worship – to minister to people where they are, and to give them a hunger for the things of God."

 

Wayburn Dean more than accomplished his goal in IMMEASURABLE. WOW! What an inspirational Gospel album of contemporary, uplifting songs of various tempos & moods and genres, which I would categorize as being the best inspirational album created by a male artist that I have reviewed in a very long time! This reviewer so enjoyed the listening experience and was inspired on so many levels it's hard to know where to start.

 

While our human condition guarantees that we will have our troubles in this world, Wayburn Dean offers a truly uplifting, encouraging poignant album, IMMEASURABLE which can inspire and encourage anyone to persevere and depend on the Lord to not only empower us to serve Him but also will see us through anything this world can throw at us, including: tragedy, loss, bumps in the road, ugly actions of others and consequences of our own weaknesses.

For IMMEASURABLE is the perfect antidote for anger, sadness discouragement, stress, grief, frustration, failure, remorse and the persistent yearning for the Lord, by offering a variety of well done, creative songs, ranging from inspirational praise and worship, poignant ballads, stirring anthems and irresistible songs of thanksgiving for how loving and merciful our Lord is to us.

 

This album is truly a treasure, with songs containing the elements which make up a great inspirational album. Lyrical messages which expound on the great characteristics of our Lord and His promises to us are combined with stirring, memorable, flowing melodies, well-balanced, interesting compositions which are so perfectly brought to life by the truly comforting and rich tenor voice of Wayburn Dean. His stunning vocals lift the listener into another level of state of being, freeing the mind, softening the heart, encouraging the spirit within to take heart in a thankful attitude.( 1 Thess. 5:17)

 

The vocals, the lyrical messages and the musical compositions, which blend a variety of genres, all work together to present a most dynamic musical package, sure to bolster one's attitude and resolve, encourage a dependence on and a closer relationship with the Lord. These songs also bless the listener with a sure way to let one's troubles, losses or grief float out the window like a balloon as one focuses on the great Comforter, Enabler and Source of encouragement; the Lord who gives us hope.

 

This reviewer whole heartily recommends IMMEASURABLE as a MUST for anyone's Christian Music Collection. Somehow all the award shows missed this gem of an album, which reaches out to a wide audience! These well composed, well performed, well mixed and well produced songs would find a home in any denominational or non-denominational service and are perfect to pop into your CD player to calm the nerves, soothe the soul, lift the spirits, bolster one's faith and morale, and encourage one's walk and dependence on the Lord, no matter the circumstances. Just be sure to have your dancing shoes, and a box of kleenex nearby, and don't be surprised if you find yourself singing along as well!

 

Wayburn Dean Song Video sample

 

For those of our readers who enjoy a more detailed review continue reading the following sections.

 

A CLOSER LOOK ............AN IN-DEPTH REVIEW

MORE ABOUT THE VOCALS, LYRICS AND COMPOSITIONS......

 

Several combinations / teams of talented songwriters moved by the Holy Spirit created these lyrical messages and musical compositions, by working together to create these moving songs, each bringing to the table their talents and gifts.

Wayburn and Janae Dean - (WHO CRIES, YOU ARE HOLY)
Doug Beiden, & Wayburn and Janae Dean - (NEEDED, GOTTA FORGIVE THEM)
Doug Beiden, & Wayburn Dean - (IMMEASURABLE, IT'S GONNA TAKE TIME)
Doug Beiden, & Janae Dean - (CRUCIFIED)
Doug Beiden, & Stephanie Lewis, Jamie Moore - (THROUGH YOU)
Doug Beiden, & Joe Beck, Ed Nicholson - (EACH DAY OF MY LIFE)
Joe Beck & Jim Frazier - (GLORIFIED)
Jon Gibson - (ANYMORE)

Let's talk about the Vocals -

 

One of the most outstanding characteristics of these songs is the vocal performances.Yikes! Wayburn Dean has been blessed with a powerful musical instrument in the form of his voice which he skillfully uses to bring the lyrical messages to life in such an effective way. Wayburn not only has a rich, full-toned, tenor voice, propelled by stellar breath control, but also has the musical talent to use dynamics, feeling & style, all powered by his spiritual connection with the Lord, which flows through his vocal expressions. This gift of expressing his heart-felt faith and love of the Lord through his songs give them a special spiritual quality which is a glorious blessing to the listener, on top of everything else this album brings to the listening experience.

 

Let's explore the Lyrical Messages....

 

The lyrical messages explore all the wonderful qualities of our Lord and how we should respond with gratitude and faith because we know we can depend on our Lord to love us and be a source of strength, love and hope. The lyrical messages expound on the great characteristics of our Lord and His promises to us, which all encourage us to have grateful and thankful hearts, and the faith to hold on to the Lord no matter our circumstances, drawing us closer to Him.

 

Having gratitude and being thankful for the Lord and His goodness...

 

IMMEASURABLE - Being thankful for a faithful, loving Lord and all the blessings He has given us, and the eternal hope we have in the Lord Jesus. "Immeasurable, incredible / is Your love to me / Embraceable, irreplaceable / in word, in hope, in deed / Unbelievable, inconceivable / When I think about Your power / Justifiable, undeniable / in that final hour // "

 

YOU ARE HOLY - A song of thanksgiving and gratitude for the Lord as creator, being ever faithful and dependable and with a proclamation /vow to be faithful to Him as well.

 

"Faithful are You and Your love never fails / When we need You the most / You are right there / As we glorify You / And give praise to Your name / Forever we will adore You //"
Chorus: "You are holy, Lord Almighty / Great Redeemer, Lord my God / You are holy, Lord Almighty / May Your glory be proclaimed" //

 

CRUCIFIED - Our hope in Jesus: Explores the pain of the Father who loved us so much that he gave his only son, Jesus to be our sin offering. Jesus willingly gave his life for us.

 

"Oh the pain He must have bore / As He watched His Son / he could take no more / The world was crying / So left His Son on the cross dying / He gave His love so we would live / Who gave His life to forgive / He has come to make all things new / His love could do no less for you //"

 

Our Need to Depend on the Lord to help us follow Him

 

THROUGH YOU - The Lord can enable and empower us to do whatever is in His will for our life.

 

"If I'm being faithful / there will never be any limits / Cause if You're in it / all things are possible" // Chorus: "Through You / I can be anything that You want of me / Through You / Nothing is impossible / Through You / I can do all the things that You ask of me / All things are made possible / through You"//

NEEDED - We need the Lord as a source of guidance and strength. "Times have changed / We are living in days of uncertainty / Trying to gain / playing games with reality / Walking blind / We need someone to show the way / We are sinful and headed for troubled times / We are chasing the wind for peace of mind" //
Chorus: "You are needed / Like a flower needs the rain / You are needed / So the sun will remain / You are needed / In a dry and weary land / And we need You more and more / You are needed" //

 

EACH DAY OF MY LIFE - Depending on the Lord on our daily walk with Him -

 

"I need someone, someone to save my soul / Then I heard Your voice say / Take up your cross / Leave everything and follow me / and I'll show you the way / And in Your love I found my place / so Father lead me on" // Chorus: "I'm gonna walk with You each day of my life / Each day of my life / I'm gonna talk with You each day of my life / Each day of my life / I'm gonna love You each day of my life" //

 

Show our faith and love of the Lord through our words and actions....

 

GLORIFIED - Glorifying Jesus in all we say and do, depending on the Lord for help.

 

"Let every single word off my tongue / Always be spoken in the spirit of love / Keep my eyes focused on that cross upon a hill / And my heart always listening to Your will / I wanna be so obsessed, oh with righteousness" / "In word and in deed / All that anyone can see / Is a disciple of a Father up above / Twenty-four hours a day//"

 

GOTTA FORGIVE THEM - Forgiving those people in our lives who hurt us - Letting it all go is possible if one depends on the Lord.

 

"Gotta forgive them for they know what not they do / I was forgiven and I forgive you too / Gotta forgive them /No one taught them how to love / Seventy times seven / That's a whole lot of love / Forgive to be forgiven / A whole lot of love //

 

The Lord is our Source and Help in Times of Trouble and Pain

 

IT'S GONNA TAKE TIME - Our Lord is trustworthy and dependable, a source of strength and comfort when bumps appear on our road of life. Song explores losing a job, pain from broken relationship and hurt caused by outside forces.

 

" It's gonna time enough to heal / Doesn't matter when you wanna to feel / Time enough for change / Nothing will ever stay the same ever / Time to be complete / It's gonna take time for what you need / Gotta remember it's not the end of the world / It's gonna take time // I know what I'm gonna do / I'm gonna depend on You / They say good things come to those who wait / "

 

ANYMORE - A song which offers comfort in the face painful failures.

 

"Shattered dreams / Was it such a sin to reach for the sky?/ At least once in your life / Fading home / Is sometimes what it takes / To drive a man to reach toe other side of strife //"Before the world began / God prepared a place for me / Far beyond what you and I can see / Cast all your cares and your worries / to the one who knows all the ways of your heart //"

 

WHO CRIES - The Lord's love endures forever for all who call on His name and will see us through disasters, tragedies, losses and storms in our lives.

 

"They did not know / As they went to work / The terror they would face that day / The death and the pain / The needless hate / The despair that came their way" // Chorus 2: "Who cries / Tears flowing like a river / They cry / But His love endures forever / He cried / For all who call His name / He died"//

 

Let's talk about the Musical Compositions -

 

Many people contributed their gifts, musical inspiration and drive to the musical elements which all come together to create such wonderful compositions. Wayburn Dean's expressive, versatile, uplifting vocals are well supported by the well-played accompaniment and by the well-done backup harmonies.

Nirva Dorsaint, and Mandisa Hundley - backup harmonies
David Cleveland - Guitars (acoustic & electric / slides)
Duncan Mullins - Bass in GLORIFIED and NEEDED

Jim Frazier - String arrangements and programming in IMMEASURABLE and CRUCIFIED
Byron Hagan - B3 in (WHO CRIES, NEEDED and EACH DAY OF MY LIFE)

The recordings, mixing and production of these songs are skillfully and thoughtfully done, showcasing the high qualities of the performances of all concerned.

David Zaffiro - Mixed the songs at The Puget Sound - Franklin TN.
Executive Producer: Kerry L. Dierking - Important job of overseeing the project.
Producer Doug Beiden- Programming, co-wrote 7 songs, recorded songs at his db Studio in Franklin TN.

Under his Special Thanks section on his CD insert, Wayburn Dean said, speaking to Doug Beiden, "What can I say? You have done so much more than produce this album. What a gift! What a heart!"

It is rare to find an album like this where all the melodies are so irresistible and memorable, which grab the heart and inner being, perfectly working together with the strength and mood of the vocals! Using a blend of genres and in a variety of tempos, creating something for everyone, for any mood felt, sure to bring around a more positive attitude, as we remember who loves us and is our hope - Jesus. The music in these compositions blends Gospel with rock, acoustic, inspirational, hip hop, contemporary praise and worship and urban contemporary, coming together in just the right combinations, perfect for each song and its vocals so well performed by Wayburn Dean.

 

* = Exceptionally effective songs which sent this reviewer over the moon and back!

 

Anthems -

 

* GOTTA FORGIVE THEM - Composed in a minor key, Strong, majestic piano and guitar intro immediately established the mood, flowing style and easy dotted note rhythm of this inspiring, stately anthem. Dynamically performed, stirring melody is supported by lovely piano and acoustic guitars, touches of electric, with some nice counter melodies as well from keys and B3? or programming which adds fullness but never overwhelms the accompaniment.

 

* CRUCIFIED - Another poignant, soul-stirring, dynamic worship anthem which touches the heart and chokes up the sensitive heart. Written in a minor key, powered by well done piano work, with strings and great delicate voices offered by guitar in poignant moments. Beautifully mixed and produced! Wayburn puts his heart and soul in the vocals. Chorus is powerfully voiced by lead vocals, backup choral voices, and building accompaniment surely puts a spirit of praise and thankfulness!

 

* ANYMORE - Flowing, memorable, sparkling melody begins strongly with B3 and programming, quiets down to flowing chords which supports the uplifting, comforting vocal performance of Wayburn, who has no trouble go down to the lower notes as well as the higher ones, with smooth breath control and with feelings. Nice soft touches of a soulful electric guitar. Chorus offers a full choral sound as to good effect.. Perfect song to lift one up when discouraged!

THROUGH YOU - Urban Hip hop, Gospel and contemporary Christian surely makes an interesting composition, which also has key modulations. Again a nice change in mood in the Tag; transforming into a smoother melody. Melody is carried by vocals, with programming and keys providing characteristic hip hop beat and nice little counter rhythms and counter melody. Enjoyable backup vocals add fullness to the sound.

 

Ballads -

 

* WHO CRIES - Beautiful, poignant, harmonious melody supported by flowing piano and B3 chordal & counter melody support. Inspirational, well done vocals and choral backup is arranged perfectly. Dynamics are stellar as usual! Wayburn shows his vocal range and his considerable breath control, as he puts these talents to good use, as he vocalizes the stories of three tragedies and the Hope we have to rely on during the dark times of our lives.

 

IT'S GONNA TAKE TIME - Catchy, irresistible melody supported by a tight ensemble of sharp, exact rhythmic acoustic guitar work, B3 and programming, providing the driving accompaniment for this rhythmically, lively modern ballad, with string accents in the chorus. Catchy melody is carried by wonderful Wayburn with his uplifting, encouraging lead vocals and full harmony backup vocals. Dynamics are once again right on the mark. Nice buildup of sound through bridge into the chorus.

 

EACH DAY OF MY LIFE - Acoustic-based, lively contemporary Christian pop / inspirational, supported by some fine melody / intricate counter melody voices courtesy of Byron Hagan on the B3, a spirited guitar ensemble and again some fine programming. Wayburn again provides the expressive, hopeful vocals which so wonderfully express the faith and hope we have in the Lord. Great dynamics and backup vocals.

 

Praise Worship and Thanksgiving -

 

GLORIFIED - One of those songs which get the listener dancing around the room in thanksgiving. Wonderful blend of rock, soul, Gospel and peppy hip hop beat, which cooks along with energy and enthusiasm, dotted note melody being propelled by a tight musical ensemble made up of hot bass, slide electric guitar {which has a nice soulful riff in interlude), sythns and easy, snappy drums which offers full support to rhythm and counter melody.

 

* IMMEASURABLE - Powerful blend of piano, guitar, strings and programming, beginning softly and builds, bringing the flowing melody roaringly to life, without overpowering the wonderful vocals or delicate inner voices. Dynamics and inspiring lead vocals & harmonious backup vocal ensemble builds in intensity and intricacy. Wayburn's love for the Lord flows throughout his performance. Love the VAMP.

 

* * YOU ARE HOLY - Has a poignant, powerful spirit of worship and thanksgiving which flows through the dynamic melody and chorus, which chokes this reviewer up every time. Begins in a minor key and modulates into a major key for the verses, then modulates back to minor key, to great emotional effect. Wayburn Dean really outdoes himself vocally and is supported with great background vocals. Lovely beginning with strings and acoustic guitars, which shine throughout, offering both melody support and counter melodies.

 

NEEDED - Gospel and rock come together to create a dynamic composition which would fit into any contemporary service in any denomination or denominational service! Get your dancing shoes ready! Catches the spirit of roof-raising Gospel and the energy of rock from the very beginning intro, which builds dynamically to a glorious finish! Guitarists David Cleveland and Duncan Mullins shine forth, as they know how to rock and COOK as well! B3 adds a supportive chordal influence of melody throughout verses and chorus, shining in the Tag. Great buildup and softening of dynamics in TAG fitting for a prayer. Vocals and choral backup are again right on the money!

 

These inspirational songs reach out way beyond the Gospel music lovers' audience, and appeal to a wide range of listeners who seek inspirational music paired with lyrical messages which truly refresh one's spirit to take on life in faith, relying on the Lord, drawing them closer to the hope of the world, Jesus Christ.

 

MORE ABOUT WAYBURN DEAN AND HIS LIFE OF SERVICE

 

On a page on his website, Wayburn Dean shares his thoughts and meditations from his personal prayer and devotional time with the Lord. He shares a very important question one can ask oneself, in the process of self-evaluation, concerning how to grow in one's Christian walk with the Lord.

"What are you sacrificing for God? When we think of our own sacrifice, is it really sacrifice to make time for God, or to visit the shut in, pray or turn the television off to worship the creator? Now, compare those almost laughable ?sacrifices? to what Jesus did for us on the cross. God gave His Son, His Son gave His life, Paul was put in prison, Steven was stoned, and there are many Christians in other parts of the world who place their lives in jeopardy on a daily basis to worship God. These are real sacrifices."

"The Bible says in Romans 5:8, 'But God demonstrates His own love for us in this, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us'. When I look at my life, and when I ask myself, what is my sacrifice to God, quite honestly, the answers that I come up with are lacking. I believe God is calling all of to a greater sense of self-denial for His purpose."

"Today, take an introspective look and ask yourself, is God pleased with me in this regard. I feel sure you will find something that can be improved upon."

Throughout his life, Wayburn Dean has served the Lord, and continues to grow spiritually as a faithful servant of Jesus Christ.

Wayburn and Janae Dean .........................Son Brent and Wayburn singing together

* Wayburn Dean wasn't expected to live when he was born, and was sent home to die with his mom to her little cottage in New Mexico.

His mom, a devout Christian, prayed most earnestly for his life, holding him up, promising to give Wayburn back to the Lord. The Lord heard her prayer, and Wayburn's family was thankful and determined to raise Wayburn to love God.

On the CD cover, Wayburn appreciates his parents' love and thanks his mom and dad.
"Mom, thank you for your prayer for my life and you incredible love and devotion to our Savior."
"Dad, thanks for all the love and support you've shown me over the years. I love you both tremendously."

* Wayburn Dean miraculously beat the odds and lived to grow up in Hobbs, New Mexico.

He was blessed to grow up in a Christian family, with a mom and dad and was taught Christian principles from the beginning. He accepted Jesus as his personal Savior at age 13.

His singing talents appeared very early in his life. At the age of 7, Wayburn performed in his church choir ensemble which traveled throughout the southwest states, singing for the Lord.

* Wayburn Dean is a former member of the group Acappella (1988 till 1994).

Wayburn began his professional singing career with the mainstream, successful group, Acappella, which brought much success. Wayburn was recognized as being a gifted talent as Acappella's lead vocalist on several songs, receiving Dove and Grammy nods for the song "Rescue," AND “We Have Seen The Glory.”

He was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the CAMA (Christian Acappella Music Association).
 

* By 1994, Wayburn Dean felt the need / pull to go in another direction.

Being in a front and center popular musical group in the mainstream music industry requires a lot of time touring and recording, making it hard to have the time needed for marriage, family and a personal music ministry. Wayburn Dean came to the same conclusion that many artists evolve to discover, and decided to take some time off, and refocus on what was important; His marriage, his family and a personal ministry for the Lord.

Wayburn and his wife, Janae became involved with important Christian philanthropic organizations and in worthwhile causes. Wayburn and his wife formed a non-profit organization called Afterward Music, a non-profit organization helping missionaries.

Children's home - Kingston, Jamaica - Supported by missionary group, "As Christ Ministries," an organization supported by Wayburn and Janae Dean.

Wayburn and Janae with Franklin Graham at CBA, Anaheim California.

His solo career in his music ministry had its beginning in 2001.

Not only is Wayburn Dean blessed with a marvelous voice, but he also has a gift for composing melodies, and for arranging songs, which sooner or later had to come out to be shared with the world.

* Wayburn’s arrangement of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" was featured in the movie "The Fighting Temptations" starring Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.

* Wayburn Dean discovered that his wife Janae, was / is his most important songwriting lyricist, his partner in mission, besides being the mother of their 6 children.

“Janae is great at putting life’s experiences into lyrics and I’m good at finding the melody, so we compliment each other Where ever I travel, I take her with me because she can minister to people – especially to women – that maybe I can’t do. She plays a crucial role in my life and in this ministry.”

Wayburn and Janae Dean with Chris Rice

Wayburn and Janae formed their own record label, WayJade Music, releasing three solo albums: AS LONG AS I LIVE * PEACE CHILD * IMMEASURABLE, which was produced by Doug Beiden

"Each Day of My Life," the debut single from Immeasurable, climbed to #2 on the Radio & Records national Inspirational charts and #3 on national charts published by the Christian Radio Weekly and The PD Advisor.

Wayburn and Janae have donated thousands of cds to missionaries and churches in Vietnam, India, Jamaica, Brazil, New Zealand, and other countries. Wayburn sees this as a chance to offer hope to those who may have never heard the Gospel.

Vietnamese Bible study group, holding one of his CD's

LYRICS

* * * * + + IMMEASURABLE - Words and Music by Doug Beiden & Wayburn Dean

Scriptural References:(2nd Cor. 5:17-18, Ephes. 3:17-19, Romans 8:38)

Lyrics

Everytime I think about Your goodness in my life / Everytime I dream about eternity / I can't describe /

How I feel inside / How it coincides / With what you Word has promised me /

I'm so happy that I know you Father / And happy that you know me/ I'm a changed man in my heart / Now I have a brand new start

Chorus: {Immeasurable, incredible} / is Your love to me / {Embraceable, irreplaceable} / in word, in hope, in deed / {Unbelievable, inconceivable} / When I think about Your power / {Justifiable, undeniable}s / in that final hour //

Blessed is the man who gains an understanding{Ahhhh) / And blessed is the man who knows from whence he came /You will understand / the wonderland/ that God the Father holds / He holds victory (victory)/ And one day we'll be free / in heaven / I'll rejoice and say / finally home and able to stay //s

Chorus: Immeasurable, incredible / is Your love to me / Embraceable, irreplaceable / in word, in hope, in deed / Unbelievable, inconceivable / When I think about Your power / Justifiable, undeniable / in that final hour //

Hook: No words to define / Your glory so divine / My all I resign / that You are .....

VAMP: Immeasurable, incredible / is Your love to me / Embraceable, irreplaceable / in word, in hope, in deed / Unbelievable, inconceivable / When I think about Your power / Justifiable, undeniable / in that final hour //

* * * * + + ITS GONNA TAKE TIME - Words and Music by Doug Beiden & Wayburn Dean

Scriptural References:(Ps. 37:7 & 46:10 & 54:4, 1 Chron. 16:11, Is. 28:16B, Romans 8:31))

Lyrics:

It's an ordinary Friday night / They say it was an oversight / You better prepare / This is gonna change your life forever / The economy is filled with gloom / Sorry it has come so soon / What a surprise / I'm not ready for this letter /

Bridge: What am I gonna do / Better depend on You / they say good things come to those who wait //

Chorus: It's gonna time enough to heal / Doesn't matter when you wanna to feel / better / Time enough for change / Nothing will ever stay the same / ever / Time to be complete / It's gonna take time for what you need / Gotta remember / it's not the end of the world / It's gonna take time //

Will I ever get over this / Never want to reminisce / How you hurt me / It's gonna change my life forever / But I know there's a God above / And he emanates His love / It's not a surprise and I know it's getting better /

I know what I'm gonna do / I'm gonna depend on You / They say good things come to those who wait /

Chorus: It's gonna time enough to heal / Doesn't matter when you wanna to feel / better/ Time enough for change / Nothing will ever stay the same / ever / Time to be complete / It's gonna take time for what you need / Gotta remember / it's not the end of the world / It's gonna take time //

Tag: We gotta pray every day / That what we're going through is gonna pass / We oughta know we undergo / changes that never last / We gotta have faith and meditate / there's no reason to the rhyme / We're gonna see that we are free / when we wait upon the Lord //

Chorus:

VAMP: It's gonna time enough to heal / Doesn't matter when you wanna to feel {when you wanna to feel}/ better/ Time enough for change / Nothing will ever stay the same / ever / Time to be complete / It's gonna take time for what you need / Gotta remember / it's not the end of the world / It's gonna take time //

* * * * + + WHO CRIES - Words and Music by Janae K Dean & Wayburn Dean

Scriptural References:(Rev. 21:4, John 14:1, Ps. 89:1-2, 1 Col.1:10-11).

Lyrics:

In the still of the night / She now lays alone / The family she knew is now gone / In the blink of an eye her world has been torn / Tragedy to her life has come / /

Chorus 1: {Who cries} / When a family's torn apart / {She cries} / but her tears He'll wipe away / {He cried} / For all who call His name / {He died} //

They did not know / As they went to work / The terror they would face that day / The death and the pain / The needless hate / The despair that came their way //

Chorus 2: Who cries / Tears flowing like a river / They cry / But His love endures forever / He cried / For all who call His name / He died //

His mind was so good / But now he is getting old / The words will not come / Of the stories he once told / How can it be / he once was so strong / But the memories they will never be gone //

VAMP: Who cries / As seasons turn a page / I cry / I cry / I cry / But His love will never age / For all who call His name // Who cries / Tears flowing like a river / We cry / But His love endures forever / He cried / For all who call His name / He died //

* * * * + + THROUGH YOU - Words and Music by Stephanie Lewis, Jamie Moore, Doug Beiden

Scriptural References:((John 15:16, Phil. 2:15 & 4:13, 1 Peter 4:11)

Lyrics:

Some days this crazy life is a crazy ride / A living carousel / but here inside my soul / You have control / And all is well / /

{If I'm being faithful} / {There will never be any limits} / Cause if You're in it / all things are possible //

Chorus: Through You / I can be anything that You want of me / Through You / Nothing is impossible / Through You / I can do all the things that You ask of me / All things are made possible / through You///

I know my dreams can turn to reality / If those dreams have come from You / Everything that I wanna be [I wanna be}/ I know I can be because of You //

I can move a mountain / even though I'm not a super hero / There's one thing I know / All things are possible...

Chorus: Through You / I can be anything that You want of me / Through You / Nothing is impossible / Through You / I can do / all the things that You ask of me / All things are made possible / through You //

Tag: Who sent this world spinning / Who is the beginning and the End / Of all I believe in //

Chorus: Through You / I can be anything that You want of me / Through You / Nothing is impossible / Through You / I can do{I can do) all the things that You ask of me / All things are made possible / through You //

* * * * + + NEEDED - Words and Music by Janae K. Dean, Doug Beiden & Wayburn Dean

Scriptural References: (Heb. 6:19-20 & 12:7, Prov. 3:56, Ps. 37:1-8)

Lyrics:

Times have changed / We are living in days of uncertainty / Trying to gain / playing games with reality / Walking blind / We need someone to show the way / We are sinful and headed for troubled times / We are chasing the wind for peace of mind //

Chorus: {You are needed} / Like a flower needs the rain / You are needed / So the sun will remain / You are needed / In a dry and weary land / And we need You more and more / You are needed / In every single way

Lord we thirst as the deer pants for the water / We need You first / Like the clay to the potter / Holding on / Holding on to the victory / As we grow in love in humility / We realize our security / /

Chorus: You are needed / Like a flower needs the rain / You are needed / So the sun will remain / You are needed / In a dry and weary land / And we need You more and more / You are needed // Repeat

In every single way / You are needed //

Tag: Gotta depend on You / In everything I do / Please hear our cry / Help me to realize that //

Chorus: You are needed / Like a flower needs the rain / You are needed / So the sun will remain / You are needed / In a dry and weary land / And we need You more and more / You are needed // Repeat

VAMP:

* * * * + + CRUCIFIED - Words and Music by Janae K Dean & Doug Beiden

Scriptural References: (John 3:16, Romans 5:8,, 1 Cor.6:19B-20, Heb. 9:11-14)

Lyrics:

The day He left He must of cried / To see His Son be crucified / The tears they fell from His eyes / Down on the world He glorified / A mist from God's own face / To send a shower of love and grace //

Chorus: Crucified / Oh the pain He must have bore / As He watched His Son / He could take no more / Crucified / The world was crying / So left His Son on the cross dying / He gave His love so we would live / Who gave His life to forgive / Crucified //

To see His child be born that way / The Son of God laying in the hay / One day He'd give His life away / And as He cried the Father knew / This God man would cry for you / And that He'd pay for all we'd do//

Crucified / Oh the pain He must have bore / As He watched His Son / He could take no more / The world was crying / So left His Son on the cross dying / He gave His love so we would live / Who gave His life to forgive /

Tag: He has come to make all things new / His love could do no less for you //

VAMP:Crucified / What the pain He must have bore / As He watched His Son / he could take no more / The world was crying / So left His Son on the cross dying / He gave His love so that we would live / Who gave His life to forgive / Crucified //

* * * * ++ EACH DAY OF MY LIFE - Words and Music by Doug Beiden, Joe Beck & Ed Nicholson

Scriptural References:(Matt. 11:28-30, Heb. 6:10-12 & 10:36, John 8:32, Romans 6:18)

Lyrics:

I need someone, someone to save my soul / Then I heard Your voice say / Take up your cross / Leave everything and follow me / and I'll show you the way / And in Your love I found my place / so Father lead me on (lead me on )//

Chorus: I'm gonna walk with You each day of my life / Each day of my life / I'm gonna talk with You each day of my life (every day)/ Each day of my life (every day) / I'm gonna love You each day of my life //

I surrender now, Lord / To Your sweet embrace / As long as You're holding me / I will be blind to all of life's distractions / 'Cause You have set me free /

Even if my world comes crashing down / Nothing will change me / I will say /

Chorus: I'm gonna walk with You each day of my life / Each day of my life / I'm gonna talk with You (I'm gonna talk with you} each day of my life / Each day of my life / I'm gonna love You each day of my life //

Life / Life / Each day of my life (Each day of my life) / Life / Life / Each day of my life /

Even if my world comes crashing down / Nothing will change me / I will say /

Chorus: I'm gonna walk with You (I'm gonna walk with You ) each day of my life / Each day of my life / I'm gonna talk with You (I'm gonna talk with you}/ each day of my life / Each day of my life / I'm gonna love You each day of my life //

VAMP: Life / Life / Each day of my life (Each day of my life) / Life / Life / Each day of my life / When I wake up in the morning / Life / Life / Each day of my life (Each day of my life) / Everything is going to be all right /

* * * * + + ANYMORE - Words and Music by Jon Gibson

Scriptural References: (John 14:2-3, 1 Peter 5:7, Jer.29: 11-13)

Lyrics:

Shattered dreams / Was it such a sin to reach for the sky?/ At least once in your life / Fading home / Is sometimes what it takes / To drive a man to reach the other side of strife //

Before the world began / God prepared a place for me / Far beyond what you and I can see / we can see //

Cast all your cares and your worries / to the one who knows all the ways of your heart / Answer the wind when she begins / You will say life don't hold me anymore //

A time to live / A time to celebrate / A time to sacrifice / For the things not yet seen / Imagine a world / where there's no more fear / And no more babies crying / Where only their dreams will come true //

Bridge 2: Before the world began / God foresaw a dream for me and you / Far beyond anything we can do //

Chorus: Cast all your cares and your worries / to the one who knows all the ways of your heart / Answer the wind when she begins / You will say life can't hold me anymore // Repeat

Tag: Answer the wind when she begins / You will say life can't hold me anymore//

* * * * + +GOTTA FORGIVE THEM - Janae K Dean, Doug Beiden & Wayburn Dean

Scriptural References: (Col. 3:13, Matt.6:14 & 18:21, 2nd Cor.2:7, Ephes. 4:32, Luke 23:24)

Lyrics:

Living in another place / (not knowing the God of grace) / People can be so cruel / Doing what they know to do / {Sinful through and through} / But it's all they ever knew //

Bridge: If we want to show them Jesus / We gotta live like He did / Stop holding onto hatred / 'Cause it's holding you within //

Chorus: Gotta forgive them for they know what not they do / I was forgiven and I forgive you too / Gotta forgive them /No one taught them how to love / Seventy times seven / That's a whole lot of love / Forgive to be forgiven / That's a whole lot of love //

Seeing from another view / {Unlike me and you} / Fulfilling the Father's plan / Going through the pain and strife /{to give eternal life} / And He forgave you//

If you want to show them Jesus / We gotta live like He did / Stop holding onto hatred / 'Cause it's holding you within //

Chorus: Gotta forgive them for they know what not they do / I was forgiven and I forgive you too / Gotta forgive them /No body taught them how to love / Seventy times seven / That's a whole lot of love / Forgive to be forgiven / That's a whole lot of love //

And the world will know that we love them / And forgive them through His love / No one showed them love / Gotta show them love beyond measure //

Chorus: Repeat

That's a whole lot of love / Yes it is //

* * * * + + GLORIFIED - Words and Music by Jim Frazier & Joe Beck

Prayer anthem which hip hops to a snappy, infectious beat!

Scriptural References: ( James 3, 2nd Timothy 2:23-26, Ps. 141:3, Ephes. 4:2b-3)

Lyrics:

Let every single word off my tongue / Always be spoken in the spirit of love / Keep my eyes focused on that cross upon a hill / And my heart always listening to Your will / I wanna be so obsessed, oh with righteousness /

In word and in deed / All that anyone can see / Is a disciple of a Father up above / Twenty-four hours a day//

Chorus: I want to let the name of Jesus be glorified / I want to let the name of Jesus be glorified / I want to let the name of Jesus be glorified / Nah nah nah nah nah / I everything I say and do //

Lord I want my hands always reaching out / Giving hope to those living in the shadow of doubt / Keeping my feet walking toward Your heavenly light / Always searching for what is pure and what is right / Consumed with holiness, truth and faithfulness /

Telling word and in deed / All that anyone can see / Is a disciple of a Father up above /Twenty-four hours a day//

Chorus: I want to let the name of Jesus be glorified / I want to let the name of Jesus be glorified / I want to let the name of Jesus be glorified / Nah nah nah nah nah / I everything I say and do //

"Cause everything I have comes from You / Serving You is no sacrifice / It's the least I can do //

Glorified / Glorified / Glorified /

Chorus: I want to let the name of Jesus be glorified / I want to let the name of Jesus be glorified / I want to let the name of Jesus be glorified / Nah nah nah nah nah / I everything I say and do //

* * * * + + YOU ARE HOLY - Janae K Dean & Wayburn Dean

Favorite song of this reviewer!

Scriptural References: (John 1: 1-4, Rev. 4:8, Is.6:8, Gen 1, Ps.78:13)

Lyrics:

Long before the world began / Lord it was You / You were right there / You created the world / Made the heavens and earth / Let the earth bow down before You //

Chorus: You are holy, Lord Almighty / Great Redeemer, Lord my God / You are holy, Lord Almighty / May Your glory be proclaimed {You are holy}//

Faithful are You and Your love never fails / When we need You the most / You are right there / As we glorify You / And give praise to Your name / Forever we will adore You //

Chorus: You are holy, Lord Almighty / Great Redeemer, Lord my God {Lord my God }/ You are holy, Lord Almighty / May Your glory be proclaimed {You are holy}//

Bridge"May the works of Your hands (May the works of Your hands) / Show faithfulness in us (faithfulness in us) / You'll be exalted {You'll be exalted }above our praise {praise}/ So Lord we give thanks {we give thanks } / And give you the glory {give you the glory} / We worship in splendor / of Your holiness.

You are holy, Lord Almighty / Great Redeemer, Lord my God /

VAMP: You are holy, Lord Almighty / Great Redeemer, Lord my God / You are holy holy, holy, Lord Almighty / Great Redeemer,{You are holy, holy, holy) Oh Lord my God / You are holy, Lord Almighty / holy, holy, holy)

Lead vocals sung with VAMP: You created the world / heavens and the earth / You redeemed us by the blood of the lamb/ You are holy, holy, holy /You are holy

Reviewed by Julie Carr for ChristianMusic.com

Visit Wayburn Dean's website to hear the music and buy this CD.

Sources: http://www.wayburndean.com/ * McCain & Co. Promotional Materials


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Mar 29, 2007  ( 1 comment )  
3/29/2007
7:36 am
Kathy Carr (kathy)
Great review Julie; I had never heard of Wayburn Dean.
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