Love is his word, love is his way

Love is his word, love is his way. Luke Connaughton* (1917-1979).  First published in Sing a New Song to the Lord (Mayhew-McCrimmon, Great Wakering, Essex, 1970). Connaughton, or ‘Peter Icarus’ (pseudonym) was the literary editor of this book, which contained 39 of his hymns. This one was then published in a British Baptist supplement, Praise for Today (1974) and the Catholic Community Hymnal (1974). It achieved wider recognition in Ireland, where it was included in ICH5 (2000), and in Britain in A&MRW. The Companion to ICH5 (2005) draws attention to the form of the hymn, in which the last words of each of the seven stanzas form the first words of the next stanza (‘love is his...

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