GETTY, (Julian) Keith. b. 16 Dec 1974. Getty is a Northern Irish hymn-writer, composer and performer. His work is often collaborative, working together with his wife, Kristyn Getty* and Stuart Townend*. In partnership with Townend, he has been responsible for some of the most popular hymns of the early 21st century, most famously ‘In Christ alone’ (2001). This hymn has become one of the best known of all 21st-century hymns; in 2010-11 it was the most-reported item in the UK’s Christian Copyright Licensing scheme (http://www.ccli.co.uk/resources/top25.cfm, accessed 19/11/2012). Getty’s work has been published in mainstream collections such as the Mission Praise and Songs of Fellowship series...
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