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1. A song of praise or thanksgiving to God or a deity.
2. A song of praise or joy; a paean.
v. hymned, hymn·ing, hymns
To praise, glorify, or worship in or as if in a hymn.
To sing hymns.

[Middle English imne, from Old French ymne, from Latin hymnus, song of praise, from Greek humnos.]
References in classic literature ?
Thus they in Heav'n, above the starry Sphear, Thir happie hours in joy and hymning spent.
Thus all day long the young men worshipped the god with song, hymning him and chaunting the joyous paean, and the god took pleasure in their voices; but when the sun went down, and it came on dark, they laid themselves down to sleep by the stern cables of the ship, and when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared they again set sail for the host of the Achaeans.
From the world of [Shelley's] imagination the shapes of the old world had disappeared, and their place was taken by a stream of radiant vapors, incessantly forming, shifting, and dissolving in the 'clear golden dawn,' and hymning with the voices of seraphs, to the music of the stars and the