The modern hymn duo’s Keith Getty Keith and Kristen Getty recently issued a warning that modern worship music can cause Christians to create a “God of our own image” because it lacks a “deep sense of comprehension of God.”

Getty talked about his music, the state of contemporary worship music, and the 20th anniversary of the well-known hymn “In Christ Alone” in an interview with Faithwire.

According to Getty, “At the most fundamental level, genuine worship of God begins with a genuine picture of God.” “It begins with who God is, not with whether or not my heart was stirred, nor with what I am,” he said. The worrying aspect of contemporary worship is that it lacks the kind of in-depth knowledge of God that comes from studying the Bible and learning about how He has intervened in human history.

“If how God is revealed in the Bible is not within some of their songs, we’re making a God of our own image,” he contended.

Additionally, Getty asserted that a lot of contemporary praise music is “about the person in the front” rather about God. The singer recommended congregational worship be practiced everyday in Christian homes and at least once a week in church.

Every tribe, tongue, nation, and language present, he remarked, “is a symbol of eternity.”

 

The 20th anniversary of the hymn “In Christ Alone,” which is reputedly performed by 100 million people annually, was recently commemorated by Getty and his wife Kristen. According to him, the hymn was born out of his ambition to write musical compositions with a spiritual focus and his desire “to try to write something that was distinctive.”He added that the song’s melody was actually written on the back of an electric bill.

The Gettys recently released Sing! In Christ Alone, a live album that was captured at the Nashville, Tennessee, Bridgestone Arena during the 2021 Sing Conference. By offering fresh worship songs, Getty hopes the album will encourage listeners’ faith.

There is a yearning for people to discover music that they can sing aloud to themselves, to their loved ones, and at church, the speaker claimed. “Songs with a little deeper, richer meaning.”