Link: The Hymn as Literature
It’s a book, and I’ve read much of the first chapter, and it just happens to loosely tie in to a discussion involved in our most recent challenge. And it’s interesting and sound. And it reminds me a little of how sadly off the U.S. has been without established religion.
Here’s the link. Take a look at the first chapter, at least.
Hymns were the primary part of my early poetic experience – I mean earlier than when I began to read regular poetry. If that’s like you, you may find as I did that it’s a relief to distinguish the resulting hymnological instincts from the otherwise poetical.