Sunday, July 19, 2020

The song, “In Christ Alone” (2001) is one of the most popular Christian songs in this century. The writers , Northern Irishman Keith Getty (b. 1974) and Englishman Stuart Townend (b. 1963) are worship leaders and song writers who have collaborated to produce some of the most well-known and vibrant hymns of this era. Gettys who wrote the lyrics says, ““In Christ alone” grew first out of an excitement to write hymns that would help twenty-first century Christians sing, know, and embrace the incredible truths of the Lord in fresh language, and second out of a frustration with the lack of depth in the songs that were being sung in many churches (in this sense, it was a kind of “protest” music). They envisaged a hymn that told the incredible story of the gospel and settled on the title “In Christ Alone.””