Here's the Story Behind Keith & Kristyn Getty's "Jesus Calms the Storm"

 Keith & Kristyn Getty

Keith & Kristyn Getty are excited to share their latest single "Jesus Calms the Storm." The song features vocals from the The Getty Girls (Eliza, Charlotte, Grace, & Tahlia) together with Keith & Kristyn, Sandra McCracken, and Joni Eareckson Tada. Listen to the song HERE.

In a world where our children are increasingly exposed to the brokenness of the world, one voice can calm the storm and breathe courage into a fearful heart. It is a relief to point our children to the Savior. He leads us in His life-giving path and takes up our sorrows at the cross. He is our confidence and courage.

There's a rock where I can go
Keeps me safe and this I know
Deep within my troubled soul
Jesus calms the storm 

Kristyn shares the story behind the new song:

"A couple of years ago Keith and I hosted a hymn-writer's retreat in Northern Ireland. One afternoon after lunch several of us gathered in a little outdoor porch area we call 'The Cove'. There is an old ship steering wheel and old maps on the walls and the ocean is not far away. An idea began that day for a children's hymn inspired by the story in the New Testament of Jesus calming the storm and how we face our anxieties and fears.

"We worked on a simple lullaby shaped melody first. We knew at the end of each section we wanted to sing 'Jesus calms the storm'. The lyrics took many more months to finish! We wanted to help explain some of the poetry of the Bible where God uses things He has made to help us understand His truth.

"We hoped the lyric would help give us confidence in God's care for us whatever we may face. So many of us struggle with worry. Sandra McCracken, one of the writers, said 'Life is full of storms, no matter if you're 5 or 15 or 95.  When the rain and winds blow, we can anchor ourselves to Jesus our rock.  He's the one who can hush the storms we face.  When we were writing this refrain, we wanted to sing a new melody that would help us to remember the timeless truth-that God is our steady anchor in any storm."



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