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Facing a Task Unfinished

Keith GettyKristyn Getty

Facing a Task Unfinished

Keith GettyKristyn Getty

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From renowned song writers Keith and Kristyn Getty comes a powerful collection featuring mission-oriented lyrics, congregational singing, and guest appearances by John Patitucci, Fernando Ortega, and other artists from around the world. Titled after a 1931 hymn with a radical message urging listeners to be global witnesses, this album features a rewritten version of the inspiring song as its title track.

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From renowned song writers Keith and Kristyn Getty comes a powerful collection featuring mission-oriented lyrics, congregational singing, and guest appearances by John Patitucci, Fernando Ortega, and other artists from around the world. Titled after a 1931 hymn with a radical message urging listeners to be global witnesses, this album features a rewritten version of the inspiring song as its title track.
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Keith Getty

Keith and Kristyn Getty have been writing hymns for more than a decade, bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary, and creating what is described as singable theology. Their songs, many co-written with Stuart Townend, have pioneered a new generation of modern hymns.

The renowned Getty/Townend hymn, "In Christ Alone," has remained the most popular song for congregations throughout the UK for six years, among CCLI's top ten in North America, and has been honored by both the British Hymn Society and BBC Songs of Praise all time lists. Their hymns are sung in small churches, large cathedrals and concert halls around the world, performed by choirs of every description, and have also been recorded by artists throughout the world of music, from country artists Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs, Irish musicians Moya Brenan and Anuna, CCM artists Natalie Grant, Newsboys and Tim Hughes, to Aida's Heather Headley, and a recent online recording by Owl City.

Under the Getty Music label, Keith and Kristyn have recorded two Dove-nominated albums: "In Christ Alone" (2007) and "Awaken the Dawn" (2009). "Joy-An Irish Christmas" (2011), dedicated to their daughter, Eliza Joy, is a collaboration with luminaries from the world of Irish music. Its broad appeal led to a number one radio single, television appearances and specials, and an annual Christmas concert tour in the USA. Additionally, Getty Music has initiated a number of choral works based on each of these projects.

Kristyn Getty

Keith and Kristyn Getty have been writing hymns for more than a decade, bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary, and creating what is described as singable theology. Their songs, many co-written with Stuart Townend, have pioneered a new generation of modern hymns.

The renowned Getty/Townend hymn, "In Christ Alone," has remained the most popular song for congregations throughout the UK for six years, among CCLI's top ten in North America, and has been honored by both the British Hymn Society and BBC Songs of Praise all time lists. Their hymns are sung in small churches, large cathedrals and concert halls around the world, performed by choirs of every description, and have also been recorded by artists throughout the world of music, from country artists Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs, Irish musicians Moya Brenan and Anuna, CCM artists Natalie Grant, Newsboys and Tim Hughes, to Aida's Heather Headley, and a recent online recording by Owl City.

Under the Getty Music label, Keith and Kristyn have recorded two Dove-nominated albums: "In Christ Alone" (2007) and "Awaken the Dawn" (2009). "Joy-An Irish Christmas" (2011), dedicated to their daughter, Eliza Joy, is a collaboration with luminaries from the world of Irish music. Its broad appeal led to a number one radio single, television appearances and specials, and an annual Christmas concert tour in the USA. Additionally, Getty Music has initiated a number of choral works based on each of these projects.

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4 stars By Timothy Yap, Aug 23 2017
Hailed as the Charles Wesley of the 21st Century, Keith and Kristyn Getty have resourced the church's worship with vocabulary that goes beyond a hook and five repeated lines.  


The album's much talked about track is the title cut "Facing a Task Unfinished."  The hymn was originally written in 1931 by China Inland Mission (now OMF International) worker Frank Houghton as a call for 200 missionaries to go into the heart of China at a time of turmoil.  The Gettys were commissioned by OMF (International) to reinvigorate this hymn by adding a new chorus specifically to invigorate a new generation of congregational singing.  The song for those who have not heard is set to the tune of "The Church's One Foundation," and despite the sentimentality of the hymn's context, is the weakest song on the set.

Much better is their current single "Living Waters."  Setting to music the prophecies of Ezekiel and Isaiah fulfilled in Jesus Christ in John 4:14, "Living Waters" is a call to all of us who are thirsty to drink from Jesus.  Most valuable is that the song also has an evangelistic thrust beckoning us to "bring our children to the shoreline."  
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  • Catalogue Code 454258
  • Product Code 0000768677926
  • EAN 0000768677926
  • UPC 000768677926
  • Tracks 14
  • Department Music
  • Category Praise And Worship
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Integrity Music
  • Release Date Jun 2016
  • Sales Rank #2892
  • Dimensions 125 x 140 x 8 mm
  • Weight 0.092kg

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