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Hymn


HYMN, noun hym. [Latin hymnus; Eng. hum.]song or ode in honor of God, and among pagans, in honor of some deity. A hymn among christians is a short poem, composed for religious service, or a song of joy and praise to God. The word primarily expresses the tune, but it is used for the ode or poem.

And when the had sung a hymn they went out to the mount of Olives. Matthew 26:30.

HYMN, verb transitive hym. To praise in song; to worship by singing hymns.

1. To sing; to celebrate in song. They hymn their maker's praise.

HYMN, verb intransitive hym. To sing in praise or adoration.