Hymnal or hymnary or hymnbook is a collection of hymns, i.e. religious songs, usually in the form of a book. The earliest hand-written hymnals are known since Middle Ages in the context of European Christianity. The Reformation in the 16th century together with the newly discovered printing quickly made hymnals to a standard feature of Christian worship in all major denominations of Western and Central Europe.
See also 
External links 
- "SDA HYMNAL ONLINE"
- "Hymnary.org". — Extensive database of hymns and hymnology resources; incorporates the Dictionary of North American Hymnology, a comprehensive database of North American hymnals published before 1978.