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Hymn Stories 2

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Hymn Stories 2 game quiz
"This quiz is about some popular hymns and the stories behind them."

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1. "The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures."

This is the third verse of an amazing hymn written by John Newton (1725-1807). What is its title?
    Wonderful Words of Life
    Amazing Grace
    God Is So Good
    How Great Thou Art

2. Sometimes a hymnal story is more about those who are touched by the hymn than the hymn's author. Such is the case of E.P. Scott, a zealous young missionary who went to India. What hymn saved his life?
    All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
    Onward Christian Soldiers
    A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
    Standing on the Promises

3. Joseph Scriven knew what it was like to need a friend, and would literally give the shirt off his back to someone in need. He wrote a poem for his mother called "Pray Without Ceasing". Later Charles Converse set the poem to music. What did he change the title to?
    Friends, Friends, Friends
    Sweet Hour of Prayer
    Closer Than a Friend
    What a Friend We Have in Jesus

4. Which of the following hymns was written after a man learned that his family had been killed in a house fire?
    My God, Why Has Thou Forsaken Me?
    Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
    Keeps Me Singing
    All Is Well With My Soul

5. The author of this hymn is unknown, but it is very popular and has been recorded by many famous artists, including Red Foley, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Patti Paige and Elvis Presley. Name it.
    I Saw the Light
    Jesus Loves Me
    Just a Closer Walk with Thee
    We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder

6. Hearing the glories and virtues of Christ extolled can sometimes make one very aware of his or her spiritual poverty. Such may have been the case with Elvina Hall, as she wrote the words to this hymn on a hymnal flyleaf during her pastor's sermon. Which is it?
    I Am Thine, O Lord
    My Blessed Savior
    All for Jesus
    Jesus Paid it All

7. Which hymn, written by Fanny Crosby, tells the story of a love that many a heart longs to hear?
    That Old, Old Story
    Love So Amazing
    Tell Me Story of Jesus
    Love Lifted Me

8. Charlotte Elliot was an artist and a poet, but ill health left her struggling with depression. She found the secret to finding peace in Christ and wrote about it in this hymn. Which one was it?
    Gentle Lamb
    Does Jesus Care
    Just As I Am
    Hope Eternal

9. Fanny Crosby, credited with writing over 8,000 hymns, struggled for the right words when asked to write a hymn with the title "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior". Where did Fanny finally find her inspiration for this hymn?
    A prison
    A homeless shelter
    A dream
    A Bible verse

10. Which hymn was based on the scripture passage found in John Chapter 20 telling of Mary Magdalene's encounter with Jesus after his resurrection?
    In the Garden
    Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
    God's Not Dead
    The Tomb Is Empty

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