- a composer of hymns.
Origin of hymnist
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Examples from the Web for hymnist
He was no hymnist, though he did now and then venture into sacred metre.
Ephraem was the greatest teacher of his time in the Syrian Church, and her most prolific and able hymnist.Music in the History of the Western Church
As in a thousand other partnerships of hymnist and musician, Dr. Rankin was fortunate in his composer.
The greatest Lutheran hymnist of the seventeenth century, and perhaps of all time, was Paul Gerhardt.
Next to Gerhardt, there is no German hymnist whose name is so frequently found in hymn-books today as that of Schmolck.
hymnodist (ˈhɪmnədɪst) or hymnographer (hɪmˈnɒɡrəfə)
- a person who composes hymns
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