New “1 + 1” From GettyMusic.com

Each month of 2011, Keith Getty will be posting information about a previously released Getty hymn and also releasing a new hymn to the church.  Last month, they began with “In Christ Alone” and “Kyrie Eleison“.

This month, the previously released hymn is “Power of the Cross (Oh to See the Dawn)” and the new song is “Gethsemane”.   I cannot tell you how privileged we are to have this insight from a modern day hymn writer about the hymns we are singing in church.  This information is exceptional behind the scenes goodness that we could use in our choir rehearsals or even as we introduce the hymn to our congregations.

“The Power of the Cross” is available in countless arrangements (from choir anthems to hymn settings) and has been recorded by countless artists.  Check out the background video from Keith here.  Listen to a full recording here.

“Gethsemane” is a song composed by Getty/Townend a couple of years ago intended as a “prequel” to “The Power of the Cross”.  This is in a minor key which Getty speaks about in this video.  About an hour ago, Keith posted this on their Facebook page: “Kristyn and I decided to pop in the studio and make a version of “Gethsemane” that is coming your way on Monday. We’ll be posting it exclusively here on our Facebook page!”

UPDATE (2/8/11) You can now visit this link to hear the full recording of “Gethsemane” as recorded by the Gettys.

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