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hymnist

[him-nist]
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noun
  1. a composer of hymns.
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Origin of hymnist

First recorded in 1615–25; hymn + -ist
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Examples from the Web for hymnist

Historical Examples

  • 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

  • Ephraem was the greatest teacher of his time in the Syrian Church, and her most prolific and able hymnist.

  • 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

  • The greatest Lutheran hymnist of the seventeenth century, and perhaps of all time, was Paul Gerhardt.

    The Story of Our Hymns

    Ernest Edwin Ryden

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for hymnist

hymnist

hymnodist (ˈhɪmnədɪst) or hymnographer (hɪmˈnɒɡrəfə)

noun
  1. a person who composes hymns
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