Poem written in praise of God and usually sung in Christian worship e.g. Light Shining Out of Darkness by William Cowper. Cowper collaborated with John Newton to write the Olney Hymns (1771-72).
[n] a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
[v] praise by singing a hymn; "They hymned their love of God"
[v] sing a hymn