He came singing love

He came singing love. Colin Gibson* (1933-2022). Written in 1972, when it was submitted for a national hymn competition organized by Television New Zealand, this has become an iconic hymn sung by congregations throughout New Zealand and far beyond its shores. It has received several arrangements and been recorded by choirs and solo singers. It was first published in the local hymn book supplement of the Mornington Methodist Church, Dunedin, then in WOV, in Colin Gibson’s own 1988 collection Singing Love, Sound the Bamboo (1990), New Journeys Songbook (1991), Drawn to the Wonder: Hymns and Songs from Churches Worldwide (1995), Lambeth Praise (1998), Worship and Rejoice (2001), The AILM...

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