from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a book containing a collection of hymns, as for use in churches; a hymnal.
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In 1868 a committee to compile a hymn book was appointed, and Rev.H. M. Turner, chairman.
Keith had once reversed the hymn book for him, but Tom had responded to this with a howl of protest which brought all the congregation’s eyes to our pew.
I would read the Bible, and hymns from a hymn book which my brother-in-law, John Bayard, gave me.