hymns
Abecedarian A`be*ce*da"ri*an, Abecedary A`be*ce"da*ry, a. Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary. [1913 Webster]

{Abecedarian psalms}, {hymns}, etc., compositions in which (like the 119th psalm in Hebrew) distinct portions or verses commence with successive letters of the alphabet. --Hook. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hymns and Spiritual Songs (book) — Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Fasts and Festivals of the Church of England , by Christopher Smart, was published in 1765 along with a translation of the Psalms of David and a new version of A Song to David . These poems were composed while he …   Wikipedia

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  • Hymns and Psalms — is the hymn book of the Methodist Church in the UK. The hymnbook was first published in 1983, to replace The Methodist Hymnbook , which was published soon after the unification of the Methodist Church in 1933.The decision to produce a new hymn… …   Wikipedia

  • Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — may refer to:*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints hymns : hymns sung at worship services of the LDS Church *Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (1985 book) : the hymnal currently used in the LDS Church …   Wikipedia

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