hymnody

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hymnody

1. the composition or singing of hymns
2. hymns collectively
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He wrote and designed broadcasts on individual hymnodists, such as Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, and Fanny Alexander; but he also had thematically based programs that ranged from the Oxford Movement to the Yattendon Hymnal, from the organ loft to the mission field, from Germany to America and back to England.
He was furthermore the first Western hymnodist, albeit only three survive, one being the matudinal Lucis Largitor Splendide (O Glorious Dispenser of Light) written for Abra.
As the hymnodist, Herbert Howells (1892-1983), put in a hymn
"What peaceful hours I once enjoy'd!"-- William Cowper (1731-1800), Enlish poet and hymnodist Walking with God (c.1779)
Lastly, "Cowper's Grave" celebrates and laments an important English devotional poet and hymnodist, complicating the relationship between language and reason ([W]rought within his shattered brain such quick poetic senses" VI 1), and reinforcing Barrett's view of religious poetry ("He shall be strong to sanctify the poet's high vocation" IV 1).
It revolves around members of a world class choir who contest to showcase their skills as singers, writers and hymnodists, while collaborating to render soul-lifting renditions together.