The music used in worship must always be glorifying to our Sovereign Christ and supply accurate and edifying doctrine for his saints. The age in which we live is not the first to have an apparrent lack of talented songwriters that fulfill those two requirements.
However, in 2002 Stuart Townsend wrote the lyrics and Keith Getty the music to “In Christ Alone”. The haunting melody by Getty is the canvas upon which Townsend painted an accurate doctrinal picture. I’ll never forget the first time I heard the song. It has blessed my soul many times since. I trust that it blesses you.