Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Keith & Kristyn Getty – Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

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“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” is a hymn with ancient roots that has been adapted and arranged by modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty. The original text is part of the “Liturgy of Saint James,” one of the earliest Christian liturgies, dating back to the 4th century.

The lyrics of “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” are contemplative and reverent, inviting worshippers to reflect on the mystery and majesty of Christ’s incarnation. The hymn is often associated with the Advent and Christmas seasons, as it beautifully captures the awe and wonder of the Word becoming flesh.

Keith and Kristyn Getty, a contemporary Christian music duo originally from Northern Ireland, are known for their contributions to modern hymnody. They have a knack for taking ancient hymn texts and setting them to fresh, melodic tunes, combining rich theology with accessible and engaging music.

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Verse 1:

Let all mortal flesh keep silence, And with fear and trembling stand; Ponder nothing earthly-minded, For with blessing in His hand, Christ our God to earth descendeth, Our full homage to demand.

Chorus:

King of kings, yet born of Mary, As of old on earth He stood, Lord of lords, in human vesture, In the body and the blood; He will give to all the faithful His own self for heavenly food.

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