“Amen” at the end of hymns

Now that’s interesting. I’ve seen many, many hymns that end with an “Amen” — and I’ve seen the same hymns end with an “Amen” in some instances, but not when printed elsewhere. I’ve never thought about where that practice originated. Tonight, I came across a brief article by David Eicher which succinctly traces the practice and is well worth reading:

David Eicher, “Why Don’t Hymns End with ‘Amen’?”

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