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Awaken the Dawn

  • Reviewed by Andrew Greer Copyright Christianity Today International
  • 2009 18 Aug
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Awaken the Dawn
Style: Modern hymn worship; compare to Fernando Ortega, Travis Cottrell, and Sheila Walsh Top tracks: "Come, People of the Risen King," "By Faith," "Every Promise of Your Word"

In a nutshell: Paying homage to their Irish heritage, worship leader/songwriting team Keith and Kristyn Getty offer a new collection of hymns for the church with distinctive Celtic color. Utilizing indigenous island sounds, the husband-wife duo enlists bagpipes, droning fiddles, a delicate dobro, Gaelic whistles, and an epic orchestra to illuminate verses of ancient faith and choruses of Christian promises. The Gettys have become highly regarded for their impact in the modern worship world by writing songs in the format of historic hymns. Awaken the Dawn adds volumes to the couple's sturdy hymnal, providing an added depth to the oft-surface pop landscape of worship music.

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