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A book containing hymns. Hymn-book (Hymn Book, Hymnbook) and Hymnary are generally used synonymously with Hymnal.

Hymnals may contain only texts, but at least in this century it is more usual to find hymnals with most if not all texts printed with tunes. Some hymnals contain, in addition to hymn texts and tunes, various supplementary worship materials, including liturgies, litanies, responsive readings, prayers, and so on. If a substantial portion of the book is devoted to non-hymnic liturgical materials, the term Service Book may be preferred.