There his Canons are found, which are perhaps his greatest work in hymnody.
In this accomplishment Evangelical hymnody played a prominent part.
Rationalism cast its blight over the hymnody of all Europe, but particularly in Germany.
These songs constitute his whole contribution to hymnody from 1810 to 1825.
hymnody is sweet with the longing after God, the God whom, while the singer seeks, he knows he has already found.
Ideas common to the hymnody of all ages are to be found there.
Except for the time of the Reformation, this period was probably the greatest creative epoch in the history of Lutheran hymnody.
In the early centuries they formed the bulk of Christian hymnody.
In this respect, however, the Western Church followed the Eastern, in which hymnody prevailed from the earliest times.
The last of these three classes points us to the birth time of Christian hymnody.