Getty’s Live at the Gospel Coalition {Album Review}

ALBUM TITLE: Live at the Gospel Coalition
ALBUM ARTIST: Keith & Kristyn Getty
RATING: 4.9/5

Martin Luther said,” The gift of language combine with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through Music.” Inspired by these words, Keith & Kristyn Getty has a mission to develop a canon of new and theologically-rich hymns for the church worldwide. After the release of their four critically-acclaimed albums: In Christ Alone (2007), Awaken the Dawn (2009), Joy-An Irish Christmas (2011), and Hymns for the Christian Life, here comes a new offering, and it’s the couples’ first live album, recorded live at The Gospel Coalition National Conference in Orlando.
This new record showcases 16 beautifully crafted song, one new, two traditional hymns and 13 songs they’ve written from the past years including: the energetic “Come People of the Risen King”, the stunning “In Christ Alone”, the prayerful “Speak, O Lord”, the uillean pipe-laced “O Church Arise” and the engaging “By Faith.”
Opening with the very energetic “Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed”, the enthusiastic uillean pipe that starts the song will motivate you to “Sing hallelujah!” Its rich instrumentation suits perfectly to Kristyn’s sweet and angelic voice. As you reach the chorus your heart will be stirred as you hear a collection of various voices, as if angels on high descended to join the chorus!
The newly arranged traditional hymn “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” is perfectly sang by Kristyn accompanied with hundreds of voice in a vibrant and rich musical hour. With their goal to produce theologically-rich hymns, they impose the spirit of unity based on Psalm 133 with “Oh How Good It is”“Across The Lands”, and “O Church Arise”, Oh how good it is when the family of God dwells together in spirit, in faith and in unity!
Embracing their Irish roots, they offer the gorgeous “Lift High the Name of Jesus”, you can really feel the high participation of God’s people as they clap their hands with this new song from the Getty’s. The heartfelt reading of Isaiah 53:4-5 to intro the solemn “The Power of the Cross” will stir you up, continuing to the ethereal “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” with an astounding communal singing. Perfectly made for quite time and moments of peace are the songs “Compassion Hymns”, “Kyrie Eleison”, “Holy Spirit Living Breath” and “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty”.  Good to the spirit and relaxing to the soul. Returning with high level of energy, “In Christ Alone” exhorts the hope we found in Jesus, our Solid Rock, the outhor and perfector of our Faith; and as we run this race, it is awesome to be reminded by the anthem “By Faith”.
With all that was made and produced in this album, Getty’s mission is well reflected and manifested in this record. Not just “good” to listen, they bring us songs that are conformed to the scriptures. With their commitment to lead people to worship at the feet of our precious Jesus, their works are breaking denominational barriers, for God’s greater glory. Indeed, this album is another spirit-breathed and biblically sound, made to exalt Jesus’ name more than ever!

 ABOUT THE ARTIST
Keith & Kristyn Getty Irish singer/songwriters and recording artists Keith & Kristyn Getty are among the preeminent modern hymn composers of this generation. Best known for “In Christ Alone” (penned by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend), the world-renowned hymn has been recorded by numerous artists over the past decade—including Owl City, Natalie Grant and Newsboys—and is a classic sung in churches around the globe. 

Writers of an acclaimed repertoire of 21st century hymns revered both for their theologically astute lyrics and universally beloved melodies, the couple’s popular U.S. recordings include In Christ Alone, Awaken The Dawn and Joy – An Irish Christmas. Keith & Kristyn have shared their music at Franklin Graham crusades, the GMA Dove Awards, The Third Lausanne Conference on World Evangelization, as well as feature performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the legendary Grand Ole Opry, among many other noted platforms. 

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Disclosure: I received free review copy of the album in exchange of my honest review and opinion.
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