doxology

You're most likely to hear a doxology in a Christian church, since it's a short religious verse or prayer that is sung.

The brief chant or song that comes at the end of a prayer in a Catholic church is one kind of doxology. In the Lord's Prayer, which is common in many different Christian churches, the final line ending in "forever and ever, amen," was added on to the original ancient Biblical manuscripts and is considered a doxology. The word comes from the Greek doxologia, "praise or glory," a combination of doxa, "glory," and logos, "a speaking."

Definitions of doxology
  1. noun
    a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God
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    type of:
    anthem, hymn
    a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
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