This is the undertone of the great mass of undenominational Sunday-school hymnology.
This long list includes but one author—John Keble—who has attained fame as a poet outside the annals of hymnology.
We now advance to the last and richest of all the periods of hymnology, the mediaeval.
In the seminaries lectures are given on liturgiology and hymnology; but what are hymns and liturgies without music?
The study of hymnology, like that of other features of the early Church, is apt to be affected by the opinion of the commentator.
Most students of English hymnology have observed a similar fact in their own religious poetry.
Christian hymnology is instinct with them and not a little of our noblest poetry.
By the name Dana she is known in hymnology, though she afterwards became Mrs. Shindler.
Instances of this will occur to every one familiar with our hymnology; but this can hardly happen in many cases.
No student can leave the consideration of early Christian hymnology without a sense of defeat.