This EP 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 harbor of Portbradden along the North Antrim coast near the Getty’s home in Northern Ireland.
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New Getty Music Inspired by the Psalms| Posted September 13, 2018
This EP of new hymns and songs, inspired by the book of Psalms and created with the Sing! 2018 conference in mind, was recorded by Keith and Kristyn Getty with their band in the little harbor of Portbradden along the North Antrim coast near the Getty’s home in Northern Ireland. I enjoyed hearing many of these songs at the Sing! 2018 conference.
Below are a few comments about each song:
I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130) – This song is written by Jordan Kauflin, Matt Merker, Keith Getty and Stuart Townend. The song features Kristyn Getty singing over piano and Irish instruments (perhaps Uilleann pipes, the traditional bagpipe of Ireland). The beautiful song slowly builds powerfully with backing vocals.
Key lyric: I will wait for You Surely wait for you Till my soul is satisfied
Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love – This song, which we sang three times at the Sing! 2018 conference, was written by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Matt Papa, Aaron Keyes and Luke Brown. This wonderful song could very well be the next Getty song to be sung in churches around the world. It’s one of my favorite songs of the year. The upbeat worship song really shows off the band as it opens with guitar, drums and pipes. Kristyn’s vocal leads to the memorable chorus with backing vocals.
Key lyric: How great, how sure; His Love endures forevermore Magnificent, marvelous, matchless love
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23) – This song is written by Keith Getty, Kristy Getty and Tom Douglas. This worshipful song begins with Kristyn singing accompanied by some excellent acoustic guitar. The band then joins in with piano, drums, bass and some wonderful backing vocals for Dana Masters, who has sung with Van Morrison.
My Dwelling Place (Psalm 91) – This song is written by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Kelly Minter, Stuart Townend and Chris Eaton. This song has Kristyn singing over piano accompaniment. The song features a nice violin work.
Key lyric: Wonderful, powerful My hope and my defender Mighty God, Emmanuel My dwelling place forever
I Lift My Eyes (Psalm 121) - I couldn’t find writing credits for this song. The song opens quietly with Kristyn singing over pipes and a stringed instrument, and then the band really kicks in with a driving drum, along with some backing vocals.
Key lyric: He will not slumber He will not sleep But all my days He keeps
You Have Searched Me (Psalm 139) – I couldn’t find writing credits for this song. The song begins with a child’s vocal accompanied by acoustic guitar on the first verse. Kristyn picks up the vocal on the second verse. The song features an acoustic guitar solo and backing vocals.
Key lyric: Search me know my heart Lord, test my anxious thoughts Save me from where I have strayed To walk in your everlasting ways
Psalm 150 - This is an instrumental song that shows off the incredible Getty band.
Inishowen – Again, I couldn’t find writing credits for this song. The song is about Inishowen, the largest peninsula on the island of Ireland. The song opens with acoustic guitar and pipes, with light drums and backing vocals added.
Key lyric: In my heart I am living in Inishowen Hearing Your voice in the wind As breath comes from breath as life comes from life Following the ancient song It leads me to you