hymnophobia hɪm-noʊ-‘foʊb-iə – (adj) – having or possessing the fear of hymns or (n) the fear of hymns I think many contemporary churches suffer from Hymnophobia. By hymns, I don’t mean the classic hymns that have been adapted by contemporary songwriters, sometimes with the addition of a bridge. That works sometimes. By hymns, I don’t mean some of the ‘gospel’ hymns that came in the period of around 1940 and following. That’s the period that the present period is a…