Easter and Hymns with Keith Getty

Episode #111
March 31, 2015
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Podcast Episode #111

This week, we welcome back a great friend of the podcast, Keith Getty. Fourteen years ago this Easter, In Christ Alone was debuted at an event in England. Now it is one of the most sung hymns not just on Easter, but every Sunday throughout the year. Keith stopped by to talk Easter, composing, hymns, and what’s up next for the Gettys. As an extra bonus, we’ve included free chord chart downloads of a collection of Getty hymns as well as a raw cut of their latest hymn below.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • We have to sing of Christ’s death and resurrection because in many ways, that’s all we have (Gal 6:14).
  • Use Easter as a chance to sing great songs about the Cross and resurrection.
  • Each Sunday of the year, our songs should be shaped by the gospel—not just on Easter.
  • Great hymns sings simply. Like you’ve sung them all your life.
  • The challenge as a songwriter is to create something beautifully unique yet theologically rich.
  • For some, this weekend will be their only connection with the gospel this year.

In this episode, Keith listed his top five Easter hymns:

  1. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
  2. To Thine Be the Glory
  3. Crown Him with Many Crowns
  4. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
  5. What Wondrous Love Is This

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