Keith and Kristyn Getty are modern hymnwriters, and are contributing significantly to the music of today’s church. Their music is memorable and their words are impactful. They were on campus last week, and I got to spend some time with them. I was impressed again by their sincerity, servant hearts, and desire to serve the church. They are the “real deal”.
I also enjoyed their new album that just came out titled “Hymns for the Christian Life” available on their website. It was born out of a desire to write songs not only that could be sung in churches in a worship service, but also for songs for the rest of “life”, thus the title “Hymns for the Christian Life”.
The Getty’s intentionality and musically pervades each song. The songs are also well produced by Charlie Peacock, the primary producer of the album. Personal favorites for me include “Before You Kneel”, “A Mother’s Prayer”, “The Perfect Wisdom of Our God”, and “Holy Spirit”.
Perhaps the most impactful is “Holy Spirit”. Songs about the Holy Spirit are few and far between, and often the Holy Spirit is neglected in our worship. As Francis Chan puts it, He is the “Forgotten God”. The song is very singable and is a beautiful prayer that is very appropriate for the Christian life and for corporate worship.