At his pleasures he is anti-hymnic, repellent to song.
"The Celt and Saxon, Complete" by George Meredith
The Ambrosian hymns remained the type of all the hymnic poetry of succeeding centuries.
"A Mere Accident" by George Moore
On the whole, the hymnic evidence found in the New Testament points to a predominant Hebrew influence.
"Christian Hymns of the First Three Centuries" by Ruth Ellis Messenger