Praise.com is thrilled to partner with Getty Music to bring you exclusive free content from preeminent modern hymn writers, Keith and Kristyn Getty. Keith and Kristyn have reinvented the traditional hymn and become global ambassadors for modern hymns in the USA and throughout the world. Best known for their instant classic “In Christ Alone,” their hymns are used increasingly in both traditional and contemporary circles.
Each month we will feature a different hymn from the Getty music catalogue. You will have access to a recording of the song and original sheet music.
The third selection this month is “Sing We the Song of Emmanuel,” with music and lyrics by Matt Papa.
“Sing We the Song of Emmanuel”: The Story Behind the Song
“Sing We the Song of Emmanuel” started with the general theme of Christmas and the song title. The song evolved with a joyful and majestic sounding tune – and we asked the question “what does this tune want to say about Christmas and about the coming of Jesus?” We tried to combine the mystery of the Christmas story with the joy, jubilation, and majesty that we celebrate at Christmas.
Verse three of “Sing We the Song of Emmanuel” embodies all that we really want to communicate with this song.” – Matt Papa
Go spread the news of Emmanuel
Joy and peace for the weary heart
Lift up your heads for your King has come
Sing for the light overwhelms the dark
Glory shining for all to see
Hope alive let the gospel ring
God has made a way
He will have the praise
Tell the world his name is Jesus
Sing We the Song of Emmanuel
Words and Music Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, Stuart Townend and Keith Getty
©2015 Getty Music Publishing (BMI) / Messenger Hymns (BMI) / Getty Music Hymns and Songs (ASCAP) / Love Your Enemies Publishing (ASCAP) / Townend Songs (PRS)
Free Mp3: HERE
Free sheet music: HERE
Listen to “Sing We the Song of Emmanuel” on Spotify!