Keith Getty on Writing Hymns for the Church Universal

From Joan Huyser-Honig of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship:

Keith Getty says that what we sing becomes the grammar of what we believe. That's why he and Kristyn Getty are writing and teaching modern hymns that all ages can sing and remember together. A feature story exploring Getty's ideas on writing hymns for the Universal church.

Chances are you first noticed the name Keith Getty while singing “In Christ Alone.” It’s the first hymn that the Irish composer/arranger wrote with British songwriter/worship leader Stuart Townend.

Getty, who grew up singing hymns and metrical psalms in a Presbyterian church, had already begun making a name for himself. He orchestrated choral arrangements for movie recordings and produced scores, shows, and albums, such as the New Irish Hymns series, which feature his songs.