This Album of new hymns and songs, inspired by the book of Psalms and created with the 2018 Sing! conference in mind, was recorded by Keith and Kristyn Getty with their band in the little harbour of Portbradden along the North Antrim coast near the Getty’s home in Northern Ireland.
Preeminent modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty of Getty Music, release their latest CD titled, “The North Coast Sessions,” which includes hymns and songs inspired, in part, by the book of Psalms.
“North Coast Sessions,” was recorded on Northern Ireland’s stunning coastline and is the first studio recording the Getty’s have released since 2016. It features songs such as “I Will Wait for You” based on Psalm 130; “The Lord Is My Shepherd” based on Psalm 23; and “I Lift My Eyes” based on Psalm 121.
The project created with the 2018 Sing! conference in mind, focused this year on the Psalms and ways they shape personal prayer, public worship life, inspire beauty and truth and point to Christ and eternity.
“Many of the songs on this CD have been inspired by the Psalms,” said Keith Getty. “The Psalms deliver such a wide range of theology and human expression, and it is critical that we, as believers, think deeply about how they shape and inform our lives, families and churches. Many of the themes are vital for the church to engage with and understand the depth of theological eloquence they deliver.”
Keith and Kristyn Getty are renowned modern hymn writers from Northern Ireland. One of Keith’s most popular compositions, “In Christ Alone,” (co-written with Stuart Townend) is the #1 most-sung hymn in the UK since 2006 (CCLI) Songs from the Getty catalogue are sung by an estimated 100 million people annually in churches around the world. The duo has released multiple albums and performed at notable venues as diverse as London’s Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Grand Ole Opry. The Gettys met in Belfast, Northern Ireland when they began songwriting together. They were married in 2004, and two years later, they recorded their first project as a couple in the United Kingdom and Nashville, TN. In 2006, they made the journey overseas to America and lived in Ohio for three years as they began their professional career. They moved to Nashville in 2010.