from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A song of praise or thanksgiving to God or a deity.
- n. A song of praise or joy; a paean.
- transitive v. To praise, glorify, or worship in or as if in a hymn.
- intransitive v. To sing hymns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A song of praise or worship.
- v. To sing a hymn; to praise or worship by singing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ode or song of praise or adoration; especially, a religious ode, a sacred lyric; a song of praise or thanksgiving intended to be used in religious service
- transitive v. To praise in song; to worship or extol by singing hymns; to sing.
- intransitive v. To sing in praise or adoration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In general, a religious ode, song, or other poem: as, the Homeric hymns; the hymns of Pindar.
- n. Specifically A metrical formula of public worship, usually designed to be sung by a company of worshipers.
- n. In a narrow sense, an extra-Biblical poem of worship: opposed to psalm.
- To celebrate or worship in song; address hymns to; salute with song.
- To express in a hymn; sing as a hymn: as, “hymned thanks,”
- To sing hymns.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sing a hymn
- v. praise by singing a hymn
- n. a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
The term hymn has a less definite meaning than those of antiphon or responsory, and in the primitive liturgies its use is somewhat uncertain.
 Whenever in this work the term hymn occurs, it is applied to the words as distinguished from the music.
One thing you notice when you attend non-Catholic services where people sing with gusto, where people love their hymns, and the hymns truly do reflect an organic preference of the people: all the verses are sung because the hymn is the only thing going on.
In the 8-line “The Ostrich,” Webster celebrates the bird in hymn stanzas, arranged in their usual pattern of alternating lines of four and three iambic feet:
Life , but after that hymn is sung, then it can be Dixieland bands, all the way.
This hymn is now part of FA Cup folklore, and it's BECAUSE Cardiff City were there ..... isnt that ENOUGH reason to be proud?
Our favorite hymn is “I love you conditionally, get off my property”
It's a beautiful hymn; the Latin words are terrific, although I'm not mad about either of these translations into English.
December 14, 2007 at 12:51 am in short, hymn neads yore komplete attenshuns and devoshuns.
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