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date: 28 October 2020

hymns (Gk. ὕμνος‎, ‘song in praise of gods or heroes’). 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

Sacred poetry set to music and sung in the course of the services of the Church has always formed part of Christian worship, whether to express doctrine or the devotion of individuals. At first the hymns of the Jewish Church, esp. the Psalms, were in use, and it is recorded that a hymn was sung at the ... ...

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