hymnology

noun
hym·nol·o·gy | \him-ˈnä-lə-jē \

Definition of hymnology 

1 : hymnody

2 : the study of hymns

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Gillette, co-pastor of Overbrook Presbyterian Church, is the news commentator of hymnology, having turned current events into lyrics for more than 300 hymns over nearly 20 years. Kristin E. Holmes, The Seattle Times, "From shootings to hurricanes, pastor turns news into hymns," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of hymnology

circa 1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hymnology

Greek hymnologia singing of hymns, from hymnos + -logia -logy

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