Hymns and Congregational Singing

Speakers: Keith Getty Year: 2016 Session: Breakout Session

Martin Luther believed that congregational singing was absolutely critical to every part of what The Reformation was about. Why would Luther not let a man to preach or teach if he did not know the power of sacred music? Why is singing not only a command but a joy and a privilege? And what does this mean for the local church? Join Keith Getty as he discusses these issues and others.


Keith Getty occupies a unique space in the world of music today as a preeminent modern hymn writer. Keith and his wife Kristyn have written hymns that 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. Keith and Kristyn live between Northern Ireland and Nashville with their daughters, Eliza Joy, Charlotte, and Grace.