hymnody

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hymnody

1. the composition or singing of hymns
2. hymns collectively
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31) The Olney Hymns was a collection of evangelical hymns published in 1779 by the poets and hymnodists William Cowper (1731-1800) and John Newton (1725-1807).
Yet, as one of Perelandra's five hymnodists tells us, "The Great Dance does not wait to be perfect until the peoples of the Low Worlds are gathered into it.
Temperley and Banfield skillfully negotiate these hurdles, and their editorship affords readers a comprehensive view of the Wesleys: leaders of a religious counterculture (including one possible sacrilegist), hymnodists, prodigies, and not least of all figures now slightly more conspicuous in the historiographic landscape.
Instead of innovating with meter and form, he preferred to cast his poems in molds successfully employed by Victorian poets and hymnodists.