hymnody

noun
hym·​no·​dy | \ˈhim-nə-dē \

Definition of hymnody 

1 : hymn singing

2 : hymn writing

3 : the hymns of a time, place, or church

First Known Use of hymnody

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hymnody

Late Latin hymnodia, from Greek hymnōidia, from hymnos + aeidein to sing — more at ode

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