HYMN
by
Edgar Allan poe


At morn- at noon- at twilight dim-
Maria! thou hast heard my hymn!
In joy and woe- in good and ill-
Mother of God, be with me still!
When the hours flew brightly by,
And not a cloud obscured the sky,
My soul, lest it should truant be,
Thy grace did guide to thine and thee;
Now, when storms of Fate o'ercast
Darkly my Present and my Past,
Let my Future radiant shine
With sweet hopes of thee and thine!

HYMN

High above the L.A. freeways,
And the traffic's whine,
Stands the well known Galactronics
Branch of Yoyodyne.
To the end, we swear undying
Loyalty to you,
Pink pavilions bravely shining,
Palm trees tall and true.

As sung by the happy shareholders of the Yoyodyne corporation to the tune of Cornell's alma mater. From Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49.

Hymn (?), n. [OE. hympne, ympne, F. hymne, OF. also ymne, L. hymnus, Gr. ; perh. akin to web, to weave, and so to E. weave.]

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.

Admonishing one another in psalms and hymns. Col. iii. 16.

Where angels first should practice hymns, and string Their tuneful harps. Dryden.

Hymn book, a book containing a collection of hymns, as for use in churches; a hymnal.

 

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Hymn (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hymned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Hymning (?).] [Cf. L. hymnire, Gr. .]

To praise in song; to worship or extol by singing hymns; to sing.

To hymn the bright of the Lord. Keble.

Their praise is hymned by loftier harps than mine. Byron.

 

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Hymn, v. i.

To sing in praise or adoration.

Milton.

 

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