Definitions of hymn

  1. a song of praise ( to God or to a saint or to a nation)
  2. sing a hymn
  3. An ode or song of praise or adoration; especially, a religious ode, a sacred lyric; a song of praise or thankgiving intended to be used in religious service; as, the Homeric hymns; Watts' hymns.
  4. To praise in song; to worship or extol by singing hymns; to sing.
  5. To sing in praise or adoration.
  6. A sacred song expressive of praise or adoration.
  7. To sing praises to; adore or praise by singing.
  8. A song of praise.
  9. To celebrate in song: to worship by hymns.
  10. A song of praise. esp. to God.
  11. To praise in hymns.
  12. To sing hymns to; express in hymns; sing praises.
  13. A song expressive of praise.
  14. A song of praise, especially to God or some deity.
  15. To praise in song; to worship by singing hymns.
  16. A song or ode in honour of God; a song of praise or joy.
  17. To praise or worship in song.

Usage examples for hymn

  1. 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
  2. Then some one started the hymn again. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  3. All right; sing a hymn, then. – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The last hymn had been sung. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  7. Will you sing a little hymn with me? – Odd by Amy Le Feuvre
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Thereupon, he began to sing a hymn. – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. " 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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