a worshipper who knew the words of all the church songs and didn't need a hymnbook
Recent Examples on the WebThis strain of eliminationism is not simply a derangement of the political right; the notes sounded by the dollars versus deaths brigade come straight from the liberal hymnbook.
Aaron Timms, The New Republic, 18 May 2020 Other Three-Self churches had hymnbooks, gospel pamphlets and Bibles confiscated and burned, according to Bitter Winter, a religious liberty magazine focused on China.
Fox News, 28 Oct. 2019 Throughout the 18th and most of the 19th centuries, most hymnbooks were exclusively textual: little books of poems, in essence.
Barton Swaim, WSJ, 23 Dec. 2018
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First Known Use of hymnbook
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above