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hymnist

[him-nist] /ˈhɪm nɪst/
noun
1.
a composer of hymns.
Origin of hymnist
1615-1625
1615-25; hymn + -ist
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  • “Come, ye disconsolate” was so changed by Thomas Hastings, the great American hymnist, that it almost became a new hymn.

    The Story of Our Hymns Ernest Edwin Ryden
  • He was no hymnist, though he did now and then venture into sacred metre.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
  • The greatest Lutheran hymnist of the seventeenth century, and perhaps of all time, was Paul Gerhardt.

    The Story of Our Hymns Ernest Edwin Ryden
  • Ephraem was the greatest teacher of his time in the Syrian Church, and her most prolific and able hymnist.

  • Next to Gerhardt, there is no German hymnist whose name is so frequently found in hymn-books today as that of Schmolck.

    The Story of Our Hymns Ernest Edwin Ryden
  • As in a thousand other partnerships of hymnist and musician, Dr. Rankin was fortunate in his composer.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
  • James Montgomery, the noted English hymnist, was a member of the Moravian communion.

    The Story of Our Hymns Ernest Edwin Ryden
  • It was not without reason, therefore, that Montgomery became the first English hymnist to sound the missionary trumpet.

    The Story of Our Hymns Ernest Edwin Ryden
British Dictionary definitions for hymnist

hymnist

/ˈhɪmnɪst/
noun
1.
a person who composes hymns
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