“For The Cause” (Getty Kids Hymnal Edition) is the latest children’s project from Getty Music and will be available for shipment June 16, 2017. The song was written as an urgent call to mission and Christian service. Featured on the upcoming album of the same name, this new version of the song features children singing from 5 continents with musical inspiration from around the world. You can watch the lyric video “For the Cause” above.
About Keith and Kristyn Getty
Keith and Kristyn Getty occupy a unique space in the world of music today as preeminent modern hymn writers. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, they have created a catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine and crossing the genres of traditional, classical, folk and contemporary composition which are sung the world over.
“In Christ Alone” (penned by Keith and long-time writing partner, Stuart Townend) holds the #1 position of most-frequently-sung in UK churches for the past 9 consecutive years. It was voted the #2 best-loved hymn of all time in the UK according to a BBC Songs of Praise national survey and among the top 5 hymns of all time by the UK Hymns Society. According to CCLI, it is estimated that 40 to 50 million people sing “In Christ Alone” in church services each year— which does not include the unique reach the catalog has into traditional and classical contexts, as well as the popularity of the song throughout Asia.
The Gettys’ hymns are used increasingly both in contemporary and traditional circles, being included in most modern hymnbooks (with a number of these now listing “Getty” as the most-featured composers), while in the more contemporary church, more than 60 of their songs are featured on top 2,000 CCLI charts between the UK and USA.
During 2016 and continuing into 2017 Keith and Kristyn launched a global release of “Facing a Task Unfinished” – the song, album, and tour. The Gettys, together with global partners, spearheaded the unparalleled global hymn sing of “Facing a Task Unfinished” in February of 2016. It is estimated that 1.1 million people in 100 countries across the earth sang the song on that single day. The studio album, which is conceived from this hymn and its global participation, features the Getty’s band, live congregational singing, and fresh global sounds as well as guest appearances by John Patitucci, Fernando Ortega, and artists from around the world.
Keith and Kristyn live between Northern Ireland and Nashville with their daughters, Eliza Joy, Charlotte, and Grace.
Pre-order “For The Cause” Children’s Edition here