It is loosely used to describe any exalted strain of devotional melody.
A humble, patient Bohemian priest, Hasak, set to work toward half a century ago to bring together the devotional works published during the seventy years immediately succeeding the invention of printing.
About the age of twenty he was seized with a violent access of devotional rapture.
He wrote much devotional verse, including the well-known hymn "Eternal Light!
The neuter term brahma is used in the Rigveda both in the abstract sense of "devotion, worship," and in the concrete sense of "devotional rite, prayer, hymn."