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Hymn Quotes

We’ve collected the best Hymn Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Maya Angelou, Madame de Stael, Jamey Johnson, Julia Glass, Giorgio Moroder. Use them as an inspiration.

In a long meter hymn, a singer – they call it ‘lays out a line.’ And then the whole church joins in in repeating that line. And they form a wall of harmony so tight, you can’t wedge a pin between it.
A religious life is a struggle and not a hymn.
Madame de Stael
A Hank Cochran song in the studio is spiritual. It’s like singing a hymn in a church.
Jamey Johnson
In my head, at least, the business of spinning stories has no closing time. Twists in my characterslives, glimpses of their secrets, obstacles to their dreams… all arrive unbidden when I’m getting cash at the ATM, walking my son to camp, singing a hymn at a wedding.
When I’m dead, somebody can write my biography. I wrote a national hymn, an anthem, which I don’t want to present to that country. But I have a deal with my wife – when I’m dead, she should offer it, because then I’m safe.
‘Hymn for the Weekend‘ mixes cultural and religious practices, commodifying them into a banal but beautiful message of imagined solidarity.
Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
I think just playing in the Champions League is a big motivation. When you hear the hymn or the song of the Champions League, it’s a big motivation for every player.
Choir singing’s a wonderful thing for what ails you. There’s a lot of meaning in a hymn if you think about it when you’re singing it.
Sarah Vaughan
Coldplay‘s ‘Hymn for the Weekend’ video featuring Beyonce is already caught in a heated conversation about cultural appreciation of Indian religion and culture versus cultural appropriation of that culture for the western gaze.
I know at my church a lot of the times we sung from hymn books and as we got older we started to change with time. I can honestly say that I was never influenced to write for the church.
Charles King
Some spiritually alert parents hold early-morning devotionals with their families in their homes. They have a hymn, prayer, and then read and discuss the Book of Mormon.
‘Biutiful’ is not about death. It’s about life. It’s a hymn to life.
I don’t want the sort of funeral that everybody else has, but there is one hymn, a good Protestant hymn, and it is sung at all Protestant funerals, and I think I should have it sung at mine. It is called ‘The Day Thou Gave Us Lord is Ended‘.
Jennifer Johnston
I totally accept that it’s a legitimate criticism that when you are involved in the day-to-day scrum of government… that what can get lost is the narrative, the hymn sheet… the song that inspires and lifts people‘s sights.
When I was a child, next to my own mother, no woman that ever lived took as much interest in me, gave me as much motherly advice or seemed to love me more than did Sister Snow. I loved her with all my heart, and loved her hymn, ‘O My Father.’
The hymn ‘Amazing Grace‘ is so inspirational – I wish I’d written it.
The first time I ever played the trumpet in public, I played the Marine Hymn. I sounded terrible.