Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A writer or composer of hymns; a hymnist.

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  • An earlier Unitarian hymn-writer, William Channing Gannett (1840-1923) also referenced other faiths in one of his hymns; he was a Transcendentalist, and after the American Civil War worked for several years on projects related to the newly-freed slaves (Lewis, 2006).

    The Rammohun Roy connection

  • For he is not just a hymn-writer, but a leading proponent of a scarily hard-edged theology of spiritual warfare in which the earth is crawling with demons.

    Happy-Clappy or Effete Aesthete « Anglican Samizdat

  • This one's interesting because it lists hymns by author, and gives some introductory information about the hymn-writer.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • This one's interesting because it lists hymns by author, and gives some introductory information about the hymn-writer.

    Still another Google Books hymn find

  • For he is not just a hymn-writer, but a leading proponent of a scarily hard-edged theology of spiritual warfare in which the earth is crawling with demons.

    2008 October « Anglican Samizdat

  • An earlier Unitarian hymn-writer, William Channing Gannett (1840-1923) also referenced other faiths in one of his hymns; he was a Transcendentalist, and after the American Civil War worked for several years on projects related to the newly-freed slaves (Lewis, 2006).

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The new feast was not long in finding a hymn-writer to embody in immortal Latin the emotions called forth by the memory of the

    Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan

  • Some hymn-writer may arise whose note will be as sweet as that of the much loved singer, Dr. Horatius

    Great Britain and Her Queen

  • Robert Burns, by his genius for perfect statement, can give immortality to the joys of being drunk with whiskey as the average hymn-writer cannot give immortality to the joys of being drunk with the love of God.

    The Art of Letters

  • It is contended that, however well known and highly esteemed the works of the saint, there is little in this particular passage to strike the fancy of a hymn-writer, while it would be a very natural thing for a prose writer to borrow some expressions from such a widely-sung hymn as the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

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