In Christ Alone

“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Acts 4:12

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of hearing this song. But…that’s probably a good thing, because I’m pretty sure we’ll be singing it in Heaven. ;)

This is a brand new video taken during the Gettys’ last tour. Enjoy!

You can download the 10th anniversary edition of “In Christ Alone” for free through Keith and Kristyn Getty’s Facebook page.

The Gift of the Gettys’ Irish Christmas

Last night, I had the great privilege of seeing Keith and Kristyn Getty in concert in Charlotte as part of their Irish Christmas tour. I could try to describe what an amazing evening the Gettys provided by sharing their beautiful music, but there’s simply no way to adequately describe the experience. All I can say is that you should make every effort to see the Gettys in concert whenever you have the chance. The concert that Keith, Kristyn, and their talented band of musicians presented was truly a worship service, with each and every song pointing listeners’ hearts to the beauty of Christ as the central theme of Christmas.

After the concert, my husband and I had the chance to meet the Gettys, who were gracious and kind to each person they met. When I sat down next to Kristyn for the above photo, a woman watching said, “Oh, they look just like sisters!” Pretty funny, huh?

Seriously though, I wouldn’t mind having Kristyn Getty for my sister. In fact, I would love it. If I were her sister, then maybe I could sound this amazing when I talked! :)

[As you can tell by the video, the Gettys are expecting a little one. Kristyn is 28 weeks along and is still wearing 4″ heels for her concert performances!]

The album New Irish Hymns 3: Incarnation contains many of the beautiful Christmas songs the Gettys are sharing during this tour.

Check the Gettys’ concert tour schedule to see if they’re coming to a location near you. 

My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness

“Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving…”

 Psalm 147:7 

It’s all about thankfulness on Precious Adornment today! I didn’t really plan it that way, but somehow as I worked on my new posts, they all turned out to have a similar theme.

I thought you would enjoy this beautiful song from Keith and Kristyn Getty as you prepare your heart for the arrival of Thanksgiving…

My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who bore my pain;
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace
And gave me life again;
Who crushed my curse of sinfulness
And clothed me in His light
And wrote His law of righteousness
With pow’r upon my heart.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who walks beside;
Who floods my weaknesses with strength
And causes fears to fly;
Whose ev’ry promise is enough
For ev’ry step I take,
Sustaining me with arms of love
And crowning me with grace.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To him who reigns above,
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace,
Whose ev’ry thought is love.
For ev’ry day I have on earth
Is given by the King;
So I will give my life, my all,
To love and follow him.

Words & Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Photo: Paul Cioca

The Power of the Cross

“But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…”

Galatians 6:14

On just a few occasions, I’ve had the opportunity to sing this hymn by Keith and Kristyn Getty in a large worship gathering with other believers. It is always a moving experience. Praise God for the power of the Cross!

“The Power of the Cross” is available on Keith & Kristyn’s album In Christ Alone.

The Power of the Cross

Oh, to see the dawn
Of the darkest day:
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men,
Torn and beaten, then
Nailed to a cross of wood.

CHORUS:
This, the pow’r of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath—
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see the pain
Written on Your face,
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Ev’ry bitter thought,
Ev’ry evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow.

Now the daylight flees;
Now the ground beneath
Quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two,
Dead are raised to life;
“Finished!” the vict’ry cry.

Oh, to see my name
Written in the wounds,
For through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death;
Life is mine to live,
Won through Your selfless love.

FINAL CHORUS:
This, the pow’r of the cross:
Son of God—slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Photo: Isaac Joo
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

Jesus, Draw Me

 

“Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.”

1 Corinthians 15:49 

Another great feature of the 2010 True Woman Conferences is the worship music led by Keith and Kristyn Getty. This past weekend in Indianapolis, they shared their beautiful hymn “Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer” with the women in attendance. They also shared the news that a baby Getty is on the way!  

Below is a video of the Gettys performing this song and a few more at a past concert event.  

Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer

Jesus draw me ever nearer
As I labor thro’ the storm
You have called me to this passage
And I’ll follow tho’ I’m worn
 

May this journey bring a blessing
May I rise on wings of faith
And at the end of my heart’s testing
With Your likeness let me wake
 

Jesus guide me thro’ the tempest
Keep my spirit staid and sure
When the midnight meets the morning
Let me love You even more
 

Let the treasures of the trial
Form within me as I go
And at the end of this long passage
Let me leave them at Your throne
 

  

Words by Margaret Becker; Music by Keith Getty 

Photo: Nick Benjaminsz

Still, My Soul Be Still

“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

Psalm 46:10

 

This hymn by Keith and Kristyn Getty is one I find myself singing often. Such a beautiful message for troubled hearts… 

Still, My Soul Be Still 
Still my soul be still 
And do not fear 
Though winds of change may rage tomorrow
 God is at your side 
No longer dread 
The fires of unexpected sorrow  
 
God You are my God 
And I will trust in You and not be shaken 
Lord of peace renew 
A steadfast spirit within me 
To rest in You alone  
 
Still my soul be still 
Do not be moved 
By lesser lights and fleeting shadows 
Hold onto His ways 
With shield of faith 
Against temptations flaming arrows  
 
Still my soul be still 
Do not forsake 
The Truth you learned in the beginning 
Wait upon the Lord 
And hope will rise as stars appear when day is dimming 
 
“Still, My Soul Be Still” is featured on the Getty’s latest album, Awaken the Dawn

Photo: Scott Liddell

Words and music: Keith and Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend 

Keith and Kristyn Getty Perform “By Faith”

“…without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”

Hebrews 11:6

Modern hymnwriters Keith and Kristyn Getty perform their powerful and inspirational song “By Faith.”

Hear more from the album Awaken the Dawn

“By Faith”

By faith we see the hand of God 
In the light of creation’s grand design 
In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness 
Who walk by faith and not by sight  
 
By faith our fathers roamed the earth 
With the power of His promise in their hearts 
Of a holy city built by God’s own hand 
A place where peace and justice reign  
 
We will stand as children of the promise 
We will fix our eyes on Him our soul’s reward 
Till the race is finished and the work is done 
We’ll walk by faith and not by sight  
 
By faith the prophets saw a day 
When the longed-for Messiah would appear 
With the power to break the chains of sin and death 
And rise triumphant from the grave  
 
By faith the church was called to go 
In the power of the Spirit to the lost 
To deliver captives and to preach good news 
In every corner of the earth  
 
We will stand…  
 
By faith this mountain shall be moved 
And the power of the gospel shall prevail 
For we know in Christ all things are possible 
For all who call upon His name  
 
We will stand… 
 
 

“By Faith” words and music by Keith and Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend

Photo: Yali Shi