canticle

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
canticlecan‧ti‧cle /ˈkæntɪkəl/ noun [countable] APMa short religious song usually using words from the Bible
Examples from the Corpus
canticleSettings of the Holy Communion and of canticles are rarely used, however, and the emphasis remains firmly congregational.The most dominant structural factor in the work is that much of it is cast in the form of canticles.
Origin canticle (1200-1300) Latin canticulum, from canticum song, from canere; CHANT1