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In Christ Alone Hymn Story and Video

In Christ Alone Hymn Story


In Christ Alone, is probably the most popular Christian hymn at the moment in both the US and the UK. There are actually surveys that have it on position 1 among popular hymns.

This hymn is the result of a collaboration between Keith Getty of Northern Ireland and Stuart Townend of England in 2001. Both are hugely popular songwriters of Christian hymns and contemporary worship music.

In this collaboration, the music was by Keith Getty and the original lyrics by Stuart Townend.

According to Stuart Townend, both he and Keith Getty were at a conference and a mutual friend suggested they get together. The friend said Keith was good at creating melody while Stuart was good at lyrics. 

The two met and as a result of that meeting Keith sent Stuart a CD with a melody for Stuart to add some lyrics. After listening to the melody Stuart thought the best would be to compose lyrics on the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.

He called Keith who also liked the idea. Stuart then went ahead with the lyrics and sent the lyrics to Keith.

Keith liked the lyrics but suggested one change to the first line. Stuart initially put the first line, as "My hope is found in Christ alone" but Keith suggested it start with, In Christ alone, then, my hope is found. Eventually, the song was titled In Christ Alone

The melody of this song has an Irish bent on it. I guess it is because the music was organized by Keith Getty who is Irish. Another Irish hymn that has conquered the world is Be Thou My Vision.

The song focuses on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It celebrates the fact that even in death Christ was a conqueror. Death could not hold Christ.

Stuart Townend is also the composer of another famous hymn, How Deep The Father's Love For Us.

In Christ Alone Hymn Video with Lyrics in cc


Below is a video featuring a beautiful rendition of In Christ Alone at Passion 2013. Passion 2013 is a spiritual gathering for high school seniors & university students of 18-25 years old, and their leaders.








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