Their latest project is a collection of 13 original and traditional hymns and lullabies
“I hope these songs help people dwell on the Lord and His promises; to release a burdened mind, to calm a restless heart and point us towards real peace in Christ.”
Featuring duets with Ellie Holcomb, Heather Headley and Vince Gill
Award-winning Christian hymn writers, Keith and Kristyn Getty have announced the release of their latest music project - Evensong. Born out of a family tradition, the Evensong (Hymns and Lullabies at the Close of Day), includes the thoughts, songs and prayers that Keith and Kristyn Getty use at the end of their day with their daughters.
Keith and Kristyn Getty are well known modern day writers of hymns such as “In Christ Alone”, written with Stuart Townend. As ambassadors of hymn writing they have performed for presidents, prime ministers, and their Getty Music Organisation helps people learn the Bible through hymns. Since founding Getty Music, it has expanded to include a publishing company of modern hymn writers, record label, touring company, online learning company, foundation and inspired by their first book, the “Sing” Conference & Festival which welcomes over 15,000 people to Nashville every year. Keith & Kristyn live between Nashville and Northern Ireland with their four daughters.
On turning 40 this year, Kristyn Getty, together with Keith, decided that this project would be the way she would mark the milestone year. Though initially set in motion early in 2020, the global pandemic meant that an album intended to bring comfort to homes at evening time was itself recorded during a shelter at home season.
Kristyn says, “These are lullabies and hymns we have sung to and for our four daughters. Singing God’s truth into both the more quiet and vulnerable moments of the day has been a centerpiece of raising our own kids. I know I need true words spoken into my heart and mind to help de-clutter all that presses in upon me from day to day. I hope these songs help people dwell on the Lord and His promises; to release a burdened mind, to calm a restless heart and point us towards real peace in Christ.”
“The Bible has long encouraged believers through the ages to sanctify the night to the Lord,” Keith Getty says. “And the church’s ancient tradition called “evensong” is for spending time before the Lord in prayers and songs at the end of the day. The album is in some ways an echo of that tradition; the songs and the album were born out of the thoughts and conversations, the prayers and songs that fill our home, particularly when the sun goes down.”
The Getty’s music is sung by over 100 million people in churches each year throughout the world. The Evensong project was officially premiered as a virtual concert event directed by Academy Award nominated film director, Michael Lennox, at the Getty’s Sing! Global Conference. This event, which was made available in six languages, has become the largest or it’s kind drawing 15,000 registered attendees and more than 250,000 active viewers worldwide. Featuring a list of over 100 highly influential speakers, artists, and musicians, the Gettys have redefined virtual events by creating a dynamic online community for individuals, families and churches available 365 days a year.
TRACK LIST FOR EVENSONG (Hymns and Lullabies at Close of Day):
Produced by: Ben Shive, Keith and Kristyn Getty
- Hush-a-by (Come unto Me and Rest)
- Sun of My Soul (Shine) – featuring Sarah McCracken
- Consider the Stars
- Softly and Tenderly – featuring Vince Gill, Ellie Holcomb, Sierra Hull, and Deborah Klemme
- Is He Worthy?
- Lily of the Valley
- His Eye Is on the Sparrow – featuring Heather Headley
- Jesus, Friend of Little Children
- The Lord Is in His Holy Temple
- My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness
- Keep Letting the Light In
- Abide with Me
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