There are two very popular Christian songs called "In Christ Alone." Both have been recorded by Christian artists throughout the years.
The first version of "In Christ Alone" was written by Andrew Shawn Craig and Donald A. Koch in 1991. The second version was written by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty in 2002.
The first version of "In Christ Alone" was written by Andrew Shawn Craig and Donald A. Koch in 1991. It was the first song released by Brian Littrell in his solo career and it was named the Dove Song of the Year in 1994.
Brian Littrell proves that he does just as well as a solo act as he did as a member of the super popular Backstreet Boys with his beautiful version of the song. First released on WOW#1s in 2005, Brian also included it on his debut solo release, Welcome Home a year later.
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The second version comes from Stuart Townend and Keith Getty. It was written in 2002 and was made popular by Newsboys in 2003. This song been recorded over 200 times in the ensuing years.
In 2013, the song caused some controversy in the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) as the church group sought to create a new hymnal. They wanted to include the song because it is so popular and sung in so many churches throughout the world. However, they wanted to change some of the lyrics in the second verse. Townend and Getty refused to allow the changes and it was removed from consideration.
Crosswalk did a piece on the story behind the song in 2004.
With a voice as smooth as glass, Anthony Evans gives the song a jazzy feel and shows us that he can sing any style and sing it well.
Matt and Bethany take turns singing and definitely bring out the best in each other. Their version was released in 2008 on In Christ Alone - Modern Hymns Of Worship.
Joanne Hogg, Margaret Becker and Maire Brennan first released their soothing version of "In Christ Alone" in 2001 on In Christ Alone: New Hymns of Prayer & Worship. The song was re-released five years later on Ultimate Collection: Celtic. The harmony between Becker, Brennan and Hogg is truly a beautiful thing.