Meter is a term used in music and in poetry. In fact, common meter is an important term in hymnology; it is meter at 22.214.171.124., meaning the alternation of eight and six syllables per line or phrase. For example, the hymn O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing is based on common meter:
COMMON METER is composed here for several reasons; becoming a merging of my academic and ministerial endeavors. As director of church relations at Lindsey Wilson College, this location provides a thought-full place for those who participate in the Worship Seminar at Lindsey Wilson College as well for others involved in music and worship ministry to connect with each other.
Indeed, one aspect toward deeper connection to our faith-life is discovering our common meters.