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Must worship wait for hymnodists to sort the whole thing out?
During the first quarter of the nineteenth century came the practice of hymnodists of altering without scruple the compositions of other men, notably Latin and German hymn writers, to suit their own doctrines and tastes, with the result all too often of spoiling the originals thus altered, though English hymnody was undoubtedly enriched by this process of adaptation.
Borrowing from celebrated hymns was a common practice of medieval hymnodists.
Both Liddledale and Neale regard John of Damascus as the prince of Greek hymnodists.