Hymns for the Christian Life CD

A Perfect Blend of Irish folk and Nashville Bluegrass

by Keith and Kristyn Getty

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Hymns for the Christian Life CD

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  • Love rousing hymnal music?
  • This collection features the Getty's unique blend of hymnal and country
  • A great album for finding joy and peace in hymnal music

‘Hymns for the Christian Life’ is the brand new worship album from Keith and Kristyn Getty. Packed with a collection of fresh worship tracks that your church is sure to be singing, this album was begun two years ago when the Getty's settled in Nashville, Tennessee. Not only are the tracks all new recordings, this album also includes new co-writers, artists and musicians that combines the best of the worlds of Irish traditional Celtic root spirituality and a down-home Nashville bluegrass and country heritage.

•    New recordings and interpretations of best loved Keith and Kristyn Getty Songs
•    All your favourite songs of worship, praise and devotion on one new CD
•    Most sung expressions of the Christian life given a new vitality and impact
•    With guest vocalists, players and new instrumental arrangements
•    Gift for Getty and music fans, and new to Christian life and worship
•    Unique blending of Celtic tradition with blue-grass gospel infuences
•    Benefits from the Getty's sung theology and their time among US musicians

The album explores and celebrates in music the challenge of the Christian life beyond the walls of the church. It offers insight and encouragement in melody and lyrics of handling doubt, praying for your children, care of others and proving the gospel story in every part of life. Produced by Charlie Peacock and Ed Cash, the album features guest vocals from Alison Krauss, adding a new contemplative layer to Getty classic ‘In Christ Alone’ and Ricky Skaggs on the Jesus story based track, "Simple Living (A Rich Young Man)."

Hymns for the Christian Life CD by Keith and Kristyn Getty was published by Kingsway in October 2012 and is our 4263rd best seller. The ISBN for Hymns for the Christian Life CD is 0000768513927.

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Getty Music is home to Irish singer/songwriters and recording artists Keith & Kristyn Getty, who are among the pre-eminent modern hymn writers of this generation. Their songs have pioneered a new generation of modern hymns. One such hymn is 'In Christ Alone,' penned by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, a modern classic that has been recorded by numerous artists and is sung in churches around the globe.

This renowned hymn has remained the most popular song for congregations throughout the UK for six years, among CCLI's top ten in North America, and has been honoured by both the British Hymn Society and BBC Songs of Praise all-time lists. Their hymns have also been recorded by artists throughout the world of music, from Irish musicians Moya Brenan and Anuna, contemporary Christian artists Natalie Grant, Newsboys, Tim Hughes and a recent online recording by multi-platinum artist Owl City

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Keith Getty: “This is the first time we’ve been in the UK for more than three years and its’ great to be back. We’ve got a new project and its’ called hymns for the Cristina Life. It’s really hymns that are about life once we’re out of our pews and once we leave church; what it is it that joins out worship to the challenges of everyday and that’s been a fun thing to explore. We’ve written songs on money, on community, on work on caring for the needs of others, on family and lots of really interesting subjects that we have to deal with on a daily basis. We’re just so excited to be sharing it with these audiences. We began in Liverpool, this is now our third night on the Belfast waterfront with our band with all the musicians, with choirs and orchestras and it really doesn't get any better than this.”


"Keith & Kristyn Getty have a unique gift of crafting original, timeless hymns that have quickly become Church standards," - Greg Bays, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EMI/CMG about Hymns for the Christian Life.

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Eden Article: Irish And American Roots Of 'Hymns For The Christian Life'

Well known and loved in Ireland the UK – especially among Christian worshippers with a taste for their Celtic influence, modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty’s 'Hymns for the Christian Life' will be their fourth release across the Atlantic and into the US Christian music audience. Produced by Charlie Peacock, known for his involvement with bands ‘The Civil Wars’ and ‘Switchfoot’, and Ed Cash, a key influence on the recorded sound of Chris Tomlin and Kari Jobe, this 12-song project highlights the Getty’s traditional Irish background as well as American bluegrass and country music influences. Says Keith Getty, "Irish music essentially gave birth to folk music. Having lived in Ireland and now in Nashville, we can harness the best from both musical styles in our song writing for the Church.

This themed collection explores aspects of life such as work, the family, money, community and social action and includes a special 10th anniversary recording of their great church standard, "In Christ Alone". Created by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, the world-renowned modern classic has been not only been recorded by numerous top artists but, perhaps more importantly, is a church favourite sung in praise and worship around the globe. Making for a unique listening experience, this recording features 27 time GRAMMY winner Alison Krauss. In addition, bluegrass icon, Ricky Skaggs, joins Keith and Kristyn on the track "Simple Living (A Rich Young Man)." Written by the couple and long time musical soul-mate, Stuart Townend, the song is based on Jesus' story of the rich young ruler. Clannad's Moya Brennan, one of Ireland's most loved singers, lends voice to a traditional Gaelic lullaby as part of "A Mother's Prayer" – a work penned by Keith & Kristyn with Fionan de Barra (of Broadway's production of Riverdance) for their young daughter, Eliza Joy.

Says Keith Getty, "The concept for these songs began two years ago when we took a break from touring and settled in Nashville. Amid conversations with friends and co-workers around our dinner table and on our porch, we found ourselves discussing the challenges of the Christian life. We pondered ideas such as, 'What does it mean to succeed in your job but not make it your god? How do I handle doubt? In what way should I pray for my children? What is our responsibility for the care of others inside and outside our community?' We believe the Gospel story touches every part of life, so these new songs are a reflection of those conversations and us turning to the Gospel for guidance. We hope Hymns for the Christian Life also reflects our continuing goal to write modern hymns for the Church," adds Kristyn Getty. "What excites us most about the work we do is seeing a song used by a congregation and hoping it becomes part of the soundtrack that follows a believer through life."

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Disc 1

Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed
Oh, How Good It Is
A Mother's Prayer
Simple Living (A Rich Young Man)
Before You I Kneel (A Worker's Prayer)
The Village Reel
The Perfect Wisdom of Our God
Kyrie Eleison
In Christ Alone
Nothing But the Blood
Holy Spirit (with Gabriel's Oboe)
Oh, Shoutfor Joy (The New Hundreth)
My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness
Echoes of Heaven (Wedding Song)


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Details for Hymns for the Christian Life CD

Author / ArtistKeith and Kristyn Getty
PublisherKingsway (October 2012)
Product Code4460369
Page last updated 20th March 2019
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