Joy: An Irish Christmas (Live), I wondered, "Would I like it? I already have "Joy: An Irish Christmas". Would I like the live version?" The answer to the question is hands down, "Yes! Even if you have the first Joy: An Irish Christmas, the live version is different and even better."
Join modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty for this one-night, live recording from their annual tour. This album showcases fresh and extended arrangements of popular Christmas songs, as well as eight new carols that tell the Christmas story like none other.
O Come Redeemer of the Earth
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Here We Come A-Wassailing
A Mother’s Prayer
Carol of the Bells (with Young Tom Ennis Jig)
How Suddenly a Baby Cries
Joy Has Dawned (with Angels We Have Heard on High)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (with GreenGrass Reel)
Sleigh Ride (with Christmas Eve Reel)
Deck the Halls
O Children Come
Come Ye Sinners
In Christ Alone
Joy To the World
Irish Christmas Blessing
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Review: The Gettys are some of my favorite (or favourite) modern hymn writers. They are from Northern Ireland (the same country my mum is from). I love that the songs on this CD are upbeat and have a slight Irish jig to them. There are classic Christmas songs, as well as non-traditional songs. Two of my favorite songs are:
"A Mother's Prayer" by Keith & Kristyn Getty and Fionan de Barran: The first time I heard this song was at a concert of the Gettys at Grove City College. It was written after the birth of Eliza (the Getty's daughter). This is a song is one that other mums would gravitate towards. It can be sung for any stage of life (infancy through your child's adult years). It helps me remember that my children are in God's care, and there's no safer place to be.
Take His hand and go where He calls you to, and whatever comes seek Him with all your heard. This will be my prayer for you."In Christ Alone" by Keith Getty and Stuart Townsend: I first heard this song over 8 years ago, during a very heard time in my life. My life did not turn out as I had planned. I was lonely and going through various trials. In Christ Alone helps me to remember that my hope is in Christ. It's not in having a husband, children, a bigger house or apartment. The things I listed will not make me a better Christian. It is because of Christ's strength and power that I'm able to stand.
If you are looking for a solid Christmas CD (without fluff) or love music with an Irish flare, go buy "Joy: An Irish Christmas (Live)."
I was given a copy of Joy: An Irish Christmas (Live) for the purpose two review.
I was not compensated in any way, and all opinions are my own.