hymnbook

noun
hymn·​book | \ ˈhim-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce hymnbook (audio) \

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a worshipper who knew the words of all the church songs and didn't need a hymnbook
Recent Examples on the Web This 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, "Making Life Cheap," 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, "China fines church for owning ‘wrong’ version of the Bible," 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, "‘The Hymnal’ Review: How to Make a Joyful Noise," 23 Dec. 2018

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hymnbook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hymnbook. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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