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  • n. a writer of hymns

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writer of hymns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A composer of hymns; one skilled in the writing of hymns; a hymnologist.


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  • Subsequently a hymnist and a poet, Montgomery's most successful work was the anti-slavery The West Indies (1809).

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  • They turned their backs on the divine to walk into the human, never to have the melodious experience that the hymnist describes: I come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses, and the voice I hear falling on my ear the Son of God discloses.


  • Dick Morris, the president's political adviser and hymnist to "" family values, '' got caught in a humiliating sexual scandal and was back in business as a successful independent contractor almost at once.

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  • One of my favorite classes in seminary was Hymnology, taught by Dr. Tom Troeger, an eminent hymnist hymnself.

    Philocrites: Hymn: The rising sun.

  • There, he labored long and hard in the patient work of theology and liturgy, becoming one of the greatest hymnist of the East, as well as the last of the early Church Fathers and the first of the medieval scholastics.

    Homily for the Feast of St John Damascene

  • Chorley recounts that, while she was composing Superstition and Revelation, Hemans was in the early stages of her literary acquaintance with Reginald Heber (1783-1826), Anglican cleric, poet, hymnist, Quarterly Review reviewer, at the last Bishop of Calcutta.

    Hemans, Heber, and _Superstition and Revelation_

  • Reformation was also the first evangelical hymnist.

    Paul Gerhardt as a Hymn Writer and his Influence on English Hymnody

  • Dr. Watts makes several appearances, Dickens made the acquaintance of this noted hymnist in early youth (see p. 7), and makes good use of his knowledge.

    Charles Dickens and Music

  • Many other points are noted -- such as the derivation of "Pytho" from a word meaning _rot_, -- to show that the hymnist was rather disparaging than celebrating the Delphian sanctuary.

    The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological

  • Keller a musician rather than a poet and hymnist, and the honors of the fine anthem are divided.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes


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