Keith and Kristyn Getty, “By Faith”

Keith and Kristyn Getty are the pioneers of the “modern hymn,” soaring songs that, together with their frequent collaborator, Stuart Townend, help teach the faith and “create a more timeless musical style that every generation can sing, a style that relates to the past and the future.” This drive to create hymns that speak to the heart of every Christian has produced gems like In Christ Alone, Speak, O Lord, and The Power of the Cross.

The Gettys’ 2009 CD, Awaken the Dawn, contains the single By Faith. For some reason, By Faith is really slow burning, and is now starting to rise up Radio and Records’ Soft AC/Inspo charts. This week, it’s the second most-added song at Inspo and registers the second-highest increase in airplay of all songs on Inspo radio this week. I don’t see why not: Kristyn’s beautiful voice underscores the message of the song, , and Keith’s rich, lush arrangement is truly moving. I can totally hear By Faith being sung at churches across the globe. Beautiful!

Keith and Kristyn Getty

By faith we see the hand of God
In the light of creation’s grand design
In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness
Who walk by faith and not by sight

By faith our fathers roamed the earth
With the power of His promise in their hearts
Of a holy city built by God’s own hand
A place where peace and justice reign

We will stand as children of the promise
We will fix our eyes on Him our soul’s reward
Till the race is finished and the work is done
We’ll walk by faith and not by sight

By faith the prophets saw a day
When the longed-for Messiah would appear
With the power to break the chains of sin and death
And rise triumphant from the grave

By faith the church was called to go
In the power of the Spirit to the lost
To deliver captives and to preach good news
In every corner of the earth

We will stand…

By faith this mountain shall be moved
And the power of the gospel shall prevail
For we know in Christ all things are possible
For all who call upon His name

We will stand…

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