Facing a Task Unfinished is the newest album from pre-eminent modern hymn writers, Keith and Kristyn Getty, to be released on June 17. The album, which champions congregational singing and mission, follows the radical example of the hymn "Facing a Task Unfinished," rewritten from its original 1931 version, where its urgent call propelled individuals, families and churches to global witness.
This studio album features the Getty's band, live congregational singing, and fresh global sounds. Facing a Task Unfinished features the Gettys' unique blend of Irish and Bluegrass melodies, paired with fresh global sounds. The album was recorded in Nashville's historic Ocean Way Studio with an intimate live audience of friends.
Produced by live album recording veteran, Nathan Nockels (Passion, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels), the album features special guests such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo ("O Children Come"), Fernando Ortega ("My Worth is Not in What I Own"), and John Patitucci ("Consider the Stars"). The title hymn of the album, "Facing a Task Unfinished," was featured in a global hymn sing on February 21, 2016 as 1.1 million believers in 100 countries sang the song on a single day! And it was also featured at ICRS' 2016 Sunday night of Worship.
Keith and Kristyn Getty are renowned modern hymn writers from Northern Ireland. One of Keith's most popular compositions, "In Christ Alone," (co-written with Stuart Townend) is the #1 most-sung hymn in the UK since 2006 (CCLI) and among the top 20 most-sung hymns in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Songs from the Getty catalog are sung by an estimated 100 million people annually in churches around the world. The duo has released multiple albums and performed at notable venues as diverse as London's Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Grand Ole Opry. The Gettys met in Belfast, Northern Ireland when they began songwriting together.
They were married in 2004, and two years later, they recorded their first project as a couple in the United Kingdom and Nashville, TN. In 2006, they made the journey overseas to America and lived in Ohio for three years as they began their professional career. They moved to Nashville in 2010.
01. Facing a Task Unfinished
02. May the Peoples Praise You
03. Living Waters
04. O Children Come
05. For the Cause
06. The Lord Is My Salvation
07. Lift High the Name of Jesus
08. My Worth Is Not in What I Own
09. We Believe (Apostle's Creed)
10. He Will Hold Me Fast
11. Psalm 24 (The King of Glory)
12. Let the Earth Resound
13. O Church Arise (Arise Shine)
14. Beyond These Shores (Instrumental)
15. BONUS: Consider the Stars