You can download Keith and Kristyn Getty's new modern hymn "Christ Our Hope in Life and Death" for free. Like the Heidelberg Catechism that inspired it, this song, written by Keith Getty, Matt Boswell, Jordan Kauflin, Matt Merker, and Matt Papa is honest about death.
The Gettys write: "There is no need to shrink back from mentioning death in our hymns, because we know the Living One who has conquered death forever. The Christian can sing hallelujah, because Christ assures us of our glorious future. Now and ever, we confess: "I am not my own, but belong-body and soul in life and in death-to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ."
What is our hope in life and death?
Christ alone, Christ alone.
What is our only confidence?
That our souls to Him belong
Keith and Kristyn Getty are pre-eminent modern hymn writers in the world today, with hymns such as "In Christ Alone" among the 32 songs in top 500 in CCLI between UsA and Uk. Born in Northern Ireland the award-winning artists became the first musicians of the modern era to be given the OBE from Queen Elizabeth II, for service to music and hymn writing.
They have truly become ambassadors for the genre, from their "Sing" book and Conference which welcomes over 15,000 people in Nashville every year, to performing for Presidents and Prime Ministers, the hymn tour and Christmas tour which plays annually at Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center (as well as two TV specials on PBS and now TBN), as well as founding a publishing company, record label and online learning company for a new generation of writers and church musicians. Keith and Kristyn live between Northern Ireland and Nashville with their four daughters.