The second reason hymns are important is for encouragement. Hymns are meant to draw people together in unity through singing the same music and the same words.16 Believers enjoy singing hymns because they are written for the believers to give them a part in worship, yet the words are the most important part of a hymn.What is a gathering hymn?
Properly speaking, a "gathering hymn" would be sung as people enter the church parking lot. Although it could refer to the taking up of the collection ... Most 'gathering hymns' would add more to the liturgy if they were sung only in the parking lot. And after the Mass there would be a "scattering hymn".