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Why Haven't I Heard of These People Before?

I used to think that I was really on top of things when it came to the Christian music scene. I knew all of the new bands and songs and enjoyed them all. But, I have found my new favorite at the Calvin Worship Symposium - Keith and Kristyn Getty.

I didn't really know who they were, so I didn't sign up for their session. But, then they led us in worship at the first large worship service and wow! They were awesome. Then I learned that they wrote this song I know. You may have heard of it too. It is called "In Christ Alone."

How come I didn't know who wrote "In Christ Alone," probably one of the top five worship songs to have some out in the last 10 years. And here they were, leading us in worship. So cool!

They are fantastic for lots of reasons. First, they are Irish, so they have cool accents. Second, they write songs that are very singable. They call themselves "modern hymn writers" which makes a lot of sense. Their songs are great for congregational worship singing. Third, their songs also have fantastic lyrics, which speak to the English teacher in me. Finally, their violinist grew up in Iowa, which is the third best state after Michigan and Minnesota.

I would encourage you to look up some of their stuff on Youtube. But here are two of my favorite songs for you enjoyment.


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