Broadly, a spiritual theme which could be sung, as were the psalms in the Temple. Jesus and the Eleven sang a hymn, the hallel (Mark 14: 26), before he led them to the Mount of Olives, and the early Church used a variety of hymns and songs (1 Cor. 14: 26; Eph. 5: 19). Hymns were composed for use in the Mass in the medieval Church, and at the Reformation hymns became part of popular Protestant piety.