Usage examples for hymn

  1. Ah, I've known you from the time when you and your father came into the country; a little fellow you were then, and Lasse brought me my mother's hymn- book!" – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  2. Booth and his kindred stood up to sing around the coffin the hymn they sang around Mrs. Booth's death- bed. – Salvation Syrup; Or, Light On Darkest England by G. W. Foote
  3. " Heidi," he said, taking the child's hand in his, " that was a beautiful hymn of yours," and there was a happier ring in his voice as he spoke. – Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  4. Then the Lad bethought himself of his father's hymn, the one he sang so often when he was in danger; though the son often was puzzled as to what sort of danger it was that assailed his father. – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
  5. Thereupon, he began to sing a hymn. – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  6. John Hay suggested that he copy a hymn, a few hundred lines of Young's " Night Thoughts," and an equal amount of Pollak's " Course of Time." – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  7. The hymn finished- as far as anybody could sing it- Mr. Allison said: " Now, fellers, we'll pray. – The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier by Edgar Beecher Bronson
  8. When I return, you can show me the place, and on my way to and from the town I will stop there and think of the hymn which Mrs. Dorris plays so much." – The Mystery of the Locks by Edgar Watson Howe
  9. I had to pitch my voice to the top notes to get hearing for the hymn. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. Well, he added, as a hymn arose within the church, they've struck up the tune of sorrow in there and I reckon we'd better go in. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  11. All right; sing a hymn, then. – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  12. As a whole, the hymn may be described as an expression of reverence for the laws and for the dead, and of sympathy with the living. – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  13. At half- past eight the work was put away, and Mrs. Snale went to the piano and played a hymn tune, the minister having first of all selected the hymn. – The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford by Mark Rutherford
  14. For a little while after the hymn ended she lay silent with no change on her face. – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  15. John gave a shout of joy, and began singing a hymn in his clear young voice. – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison
  16. The last hymn had been sung. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  17. Then some one started the hymn again. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  18. Will you sing a little hymn with me? – Odd by Amy Le Feuvre
  19. Then perhaps from the old habit and need of following a sermon with a hymn, he said quite simply: Would you like a little music? – The-Choir-Invisible by Allen, James Lane
  20. I should like to be present at the trial in the secret court in Germany of a schoolmaster who dared to teach his pupils to sing the " Star Spangled Banner" or the " Battle Hymn of the Republic." – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard