Her watch lay open upon the stand beside a glass of medicine, covered with a hymn book.
A hymn book was in her hand, opened at the page where she intended it to stay open.
The bass was nodding and letting his hymn book slip toward a fall.
The psalter has not inaptly been called the hymn book of the second temple.
Let's see, now, how does that there line in the hymn book run?
There were present some of the Aitkenites, one of whom purchased a hymn book.
He was just as devout with the scythe or the sickle as he was with the hymn book or in the pulpit.
She has no hymn book in her hand; she sits there with her ugly sorcery.
Followed Winona and Merle, the latter bearing her hymn book and at some pains keeping step with his companion.
I would get hold of every hymn book I could find and learn the music.
c.1500, imnale, himnale, from Medieval Latin hymnale, from ymnus, from Latin hymnus (see hymn). As an adjective, attested from 1640s. Hymnal measure, a quatrain, usually iambic, alternately rhymed, is so called for being the preferred verse form for English hymns (e.g. "Amazing Grace"), but it has been popular in English secular poetry as well, "though it almost always suggests the hymn, directly or ironically" [Miller Williams, "Patterns of Poetry," Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1986].