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Monday, 2 June 2008

Hymnal or hymnary?

According to Merriam-Websters dictionary both words can be used for a Book of Hymns.
Here we have some, neatly lined up in a shelf, in the Church of St Mary in Fordwich

7 comments:

travelphilippines said...

very nice well arranged book.

Professor said...

I like it! the splash of color in the otherwise gray...

Katie said...

After being initially pulled in by the red books, I notice that I really like all the stone work in the background!

• Eliane • said...

I am glad I stopped by: i've just learned two new words. And you just referenced one of my favorite website. I loooove dictionnaries.

Parisian Heart said...

How interesting ... Are these hymnals for the choir, or do parishioners pick up a copy as they enter? I don't recall having seen hymnals on a shelf like this before ...

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" thanks you for expanding his vocabulary by adding hymnary to it! hehehe "Louis" has a small collection of hymnals - so he found this post to be very interesting!

Kris McCracken said...

I would say 'hymnal' but I accept that there are many words outside of my knowledge!