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English: A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or personification. The word hymn derives from the Greek (hymnos), which means "a song of praise". A writer of hymns is known as a hymnodist. The singing or composition of hymns is called hymnody. Collections of hymns are known as hymnals or hymn books. Hymns may or may not include instrumental accompaniment. Although most familiar to speakers of English in the context of Christianity, hymns are also a fixture of other world religions, especially on the Indian subcontinent.
type of song specifically written for the purpose of adoration or prayer
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This category has the following 13 subcategories, out of 13 total.
- ► Academic hymns (1 C, 10 F)
- ► Christian hymns (56 C, 1 P, 27 F)
- ► Anthems of municipalities (3 C, 20 F)
- ► Patriotic hymns (3 C, 34 F)
- ► Rig Veda (1 C, 41 F)
Media in category "Hymns"
The following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 total.
- Aerlinn in Edhil o Imladris.png 440 × 546; 32 KB
- En-us-hymns.ogg 0.7 s; 25 KB
- Frank Tengle, an Alabama sharecropper, and family singing hymns.jpg 640 × 514; 57 KB
- Himno de Retiro.png 1,366 × 768; 411 KB
- SSC anthem.ogg 1 min 36 s; 659 KB
- TharpCemeteryWayneCoIowa.JPG 1,944 × 2,592; 1.77 MB
- Trisagion, Acolouthia, Isaiah the Serb.jpg 842 × 1,482; 293 KB