We told stories, sang songs, laughed and almost never tolerated silence.
18 Paul contrasts the being filled with the Spirit with the foolishness of intoxication with wine, and remarks that those filled with the Spirit speak to themselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs and give thanks always for all things.
The joy of the gospel, expressing itself in songs and thanksgivings, is damped (iii.
The bestknown name in connexion with them is that of Onomacritus, who, in the time of the Peisistratidae, made a collection (including forgeries of his own) of Orphic songs and legends.
It also included a collection of Orphic hymns, liturgic songs, practical treatises, and poems on various subjects.