amens does help we-all a powerful lot when we's wrastlin' wid we-all's sperrits.
I never was much of a hand to sound the amens, even in our own Methodist meetin's.
Sleepily but happily we responded with hallelujahs and amens.
How those men used to pray with stentorian voice, which called forth loud “amens” from voices all over the chapel!
Romalls, amens, casserillias, and ribdilures were high-sounding but perishable.
The piety of neither gallery nor convention could be questioned if the fervor and frequency of amens!
It meant a sore and troubled conscience, because her eye would travel ahead on the page to the amens.
On Sunday (February 1st) I went to the cathedral service, and it vexed me to hear them singing their prayers and amens.
Momentary pauses between lines were punctuated by hallelujahs and amens.
The elders did not know Will's voice; so they would get warmed up by degree as the amens came thicker and faster.
Old English, from Late Latin amen, from Ecclesiastical Greek amen, from Hebrew amen "truth," used adverbially as an expression of agreement (e.g. Deut. xxvii:26, I Kings i:36; cf. Modern English verily, surely, absolutely in the same sense), from Semitic root a-m-n "to be trustworthy, confirm, support." Used in Old English only at the end of Gospels, otherwise translated as Soðlic! or Swa hit ys, or Sy! As an expression of concurrence after prayers, it is recorded from early 13c.
This Hebrew word means firm, and hence also faithful (Rev. 3:14). In Isa. 65:16, the Authorized Version has "the God of truth," which in Hebrew is "the God of Amen." It is frequently used by our Saviour to give emphasis to his words, where it is translated "verily." Sometimes, only, however, in John's Gospel, it is repeated, "Verily, verily." It is used as an epithet of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rev. 3:14). It is found singly and sometimes doubly at the end of prayers (Ps. 41:13; 72:19; 89:52), to confirm the words and invoke the fulfilment of them. It is used in token of being bound by an oath (Num. 5:22; Deut. 27:15-26; Neh. 5:13; 8:6; 1 Chr. 16:36). In the primitive churches it was common for the general audience to say "Amen" at the close of the prayer (1 Cor. 14:16). The promises of God are Amen; i.e., they are all true and sure (2 Cor. 1:20).