A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praise, aoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity/deities, a prominent figure or an epic tale. The word hymn derives from Greek ὕμνος hymnos "a song of praise".

Trivia about hymns

  • An important part of services, they include "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing"
  • British clergyman Charles Wesley was a notable Methodist writer of these