How Suddenly A Baby Cries (with Narnian Reel) - Keith & Kristyn Getty





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Uploaded on Nov 1, 2011

Kristyn Getty wrote this song about how the Incarnation affected the lives of individuals in the Gospel narratives and how it continues to have an impact throughout history.

The melody for the song comes from a traditional Irish folk tune called "The Star of the County Down". County Down is a breathtaking scenic area of Northern Ireland - later on C. S. Lewis, the writer of the Chronicles of Narnia series, described his idea of heaven as "Oxford placed in the County Down".

The imagery of Ireland went on to influence Lewis' creation of Narnia which was introduced as a place which was always winter and never Christmas - until Aslan returned from over the sea. Thus the reel written by Keith Getty and Fionan de Barra is named "Narnian Reel".

To purchase the album "Joy, An Irish Christmas" or for more resources, go to http://gettymusic.com.

For other songs that use the melody "Star of County Down" see here:

Rory Cooney "Canticle of the Turning"

Chicago Metro Presbytery Music "O Sing A Song of Bethlehem"

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