from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A writer whose subject is hymns.
  • n. A person who composes hymns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who writes on the subject of hymns.
  • n. A writer or composed of hymns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hymn-writer.


From Ancient Greek ὑμνογράφος (humnographos) +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)


  • Emesa was the birthplace of the philosopher Longinus (c. a.d. 210), the friend of Queen Zenobia, and St. Romanos, the great Byzantine hymnographer (in the sixth century).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • In this expanded form the legend is first found in a hymn (canon) of the Greek hymnographer

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • A learned Jesuit hymnographer and patrologist, born 23 July, 1747. at

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • The following Canon is ascribed to S. Theodore of the Studium, though Baronius has thought that it cannot be his, because it implies that peace was restored to the Church, whereas that hymnographer died while the persecution still continued.

    Hymns of the Eastern Church

  • Its first writer, indeed, died shortly after the commencement of that stormy age, and took no share in its Councils or sufferings; while the last hymnographer who bore a part in its proceedings, S. Joseph of the Studium, belongs to the decline of his art.

    Hymns of the Eastern Church

  • Instead, there is a constant wonderment at the Scriptures themselves, as if the hymnographer were discovering something for the first time or had found a rare gem to share to any willing to listen - and all in the form of praise and thanksgiving to God.

    Glory to God for All Things

  • Modern critics might race to cry "foul" (no pun intended), but the ancient hymnographer has come closer to the heart of Scripture than either the modern sceptic or the modern literalist will ever know.

    Glory to God for All Things

  • Listening to the hymnody for the Vigil of Palm Sunday, the hymnographer, without apology for the discrepancy, races to it and declares:

    Glory to God for All Things

  • "pontifical hymnographer"; he was made theologian of the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize


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