San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Humanitas Forum
on Christianity and Culture
In Christ Alone: Hymns for the Christian Life
Hymn Writer, Worship Leader
Friday, November 15, 2013 — 7:00 p.m.
School of Nursing and Health Science Building Auditorium
Tennessee Tech Campus
Keith Getty is a leader in the current revival of the lost art of hymn writing. In collaboration with Stuart Townend and his wife Kristyn, Getty’s credits include numerous popular modern hymns: “Behold the Lamb,” “May the Peace of God,” “The Power of the Cross,” and “Come, People of the Risen King.”
The signature piece of the Getty/Townend team, “In Christ Alone,” was recently described by a prominent Church historian as “well on its way to becoming the ‘Amazing Grace’ of this generation.”
Keith Getty and his collaborators aim to write songs that teach the faith. They also want to create a timeless musical style that every generation can sing, reflecting a passion for congregational singing. Their musical philosophy has been described as a combination of good theology and practical faith, all wrapped up in a singable tune.
Through a presentation of well-known modern and traditional hymns, Keith Getty will share ideas, encouragement and instruction on the importance of theologically-rich lyrics, the craft of well-written songs, and the roles of pastor, worship leader, choir and congregation in the church service.
The Humanitas Forum welcomes Campus Outreach at Tennessee Tech as co-sponsor of Keith Getty’s talk.
Admission: Free but registration is required.
Location: Whitson-Hester School of Nursing and Health Science Building Auditorium, Tennessee Tech, 10 West 7th Street, Cookeville, Tennessee
Time: 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Contact: Michael Poore, Director, The Humanitas Forum, (931) 239-8735,
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Hailing from Northern Ireland, singer/songwriters and recording artists Keith & Kristyn Getty now live in Nashville, Tennessee. The couple has one child, Eliza Joy, and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their second. More information can be found at gettymusic.com.