How Well Do You Know Catholic Hymnals?

By: Anne
Estimated Completion Time
2 min
How Well Do You Know Catholic Hymnals?
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About This Quiz

Ladies and gentlemen, please turn to page 7 of your hymnals. In this quiz, we're going to bathe you in the grace and glory of Song. Things are about to get really blessed around here.
Do Gregorian chants appear in hymnals?
Yes
Gregorian chant Masses absolutely appear in hymnals. Many of them can be found in "The Adoremus Hymnal."
No

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Which hymns venerate Mary?
Lady hymns
Marian hymns
Marian hymns are hymns that venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mariology is very important in the Roman Catholic religion.
Virgin hymns

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True or False: To sing in church, you're required to have a good voice.
True
False
The great thing about Catholic hymns is that you can sing loud and proud! There's no need to have a good voice before God.

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"All Are Welcome" is a hymn of _____.
Inclusion
"All Are Welcome" is a favorite hymn for many people. It's all about loving thy neighbor, no matter how different they may be.
Betrayal
Dissent

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"All Is Well With My Soul" is about what?
Pleading
Penitence
Forgiveness
"All Is Well With My Soul" is a beautiful reminder that we are human, and that God forgives us for our sins. We are truly in good hands.

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Which of these is one of the most famous hymns of all time?
"Blessed is the Mother"
"Oh Lord, Give Me a Chance"
"Amazing Grace"
You don't have to be a Catholic to know "Amazing Grace." The sweet sound of that hymn has filled many ears.

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Which of these hymns honors the Virgin Mary?
"Ave Maria"
"Ave Maria" is another famous hymn that fills our souls with light. It honors the Virgin Mary, a role model for all women.
"Lady, Hear My Call"
"Oh, She Glows"

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"Be Not Afraid" is about what?
The strength of the Catholic Church
The need to repent
Being safe
"Be Not Afraid" is a beautiful reminder that we are all safe. God is with us through thick and thin.

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"Blest Are They" is about what?
The Prophets
The Beatitudes
"Blest Are They" teaches us how to live out the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes are the eight blessings recounted by Jesus in a famous sermon.
The deadly sins

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Which traditional hymnal was first published in 1997?
David
Adoremus
"The Adoremus Hymnal" was first published in 1997. “Such music must obey a stricter law than the commonplace music of everyday life: such music is beholden to the Word and must lead to the Spirit,” said Cardinal Ratzinger at the time. He would later become known as Pope Benedict.
Lucius

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What is a canticle?
Hymn
Chant
Song of Songs
All of the above
A canticle can be described as all of these things. "Canticle of the Sun" is a famous hymn that is a tribute to God's Creation.

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"Center of My Life" is about _____.
Your possessions
Your goals
The Lord
"Center of My Life" is a wonderful hymn that reminds us that He is truly the center of our lives. This is important in our materialistic world.

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"Change Our Hearts" reminds us of what?
Some people can't be helped.
Only the truly good shall enter into Heaven.
God can forgive anyone.
"Change Our Hearts" is a beautiful reminder that God can forgive anyone. The key is to give your heart to Him.

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Complete the title: "Christ Be Our _____."
Guide
Light
"Christ Be Our Light" is a beautiful hymn that reminds us that Christ lights the way. This is true, even in our darkest days.
Defense

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Complete the title: "City of _____ ."
Wheat
Man
God
Do you like singing "City of God"" You should! As Christians, we're all striving to build God's kingdom.

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What is considered the most complete hymnal ever released?
The Pope's Hymnal
Saint Mary's Hymnal
The Vatican​ II Hymnal
"The Vatican II Hymnal" is considered the most complete hymnal to ever appear. It has 131 hymns in total.

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When we fail, God is _____.
Upset
Angry
Waiting for us with open arms
When we fail, God is truly waiting for us with open arms. This is beautifully expressed by "Come Back to Me."

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Complete the title: "Companions on the _______."
Journey
There's nothing quite like "Companions on the Journey." This reminds us that we're not alone in our journey to spread the Good Word.
Boat
Plane

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"Eye Has Not Seen" is about _____.
Heaven
"Eye Has Not Seen" is a beautiful reminder of what awaits us in Heaven. There's so much joy and happiness to come!
Hell
Blindness

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Complete the title: "____ Like a Bird."
Eat
Chirp
Fly
"Fly Like a Bird" is another great reminder that we're always in God's care. He is with us all the time.

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"For the Beauty of the Earth" is all about what?
Evolution
Climate
Creation
"For the Beauty of the Earth" is a song about how wondrous Creation truly is. God's world is truly a beautiful one.

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"Glory and Praise to Our God" deals with what quality?
Acceptance
Strength
Gratitude
"Glory and Praise to Our God" is all about gratitude. He showers us with blessings each and every day.

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"Go Out, Go Out" is about what?
Fleeing
Spreading the Word
"Go Out, Go Out" is a fun little hymn that reminds us to spread the Word. The hymn seriously pumps you up.
Banishing the devil

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"Here I Am, Lord" is about _______.
Confession
Service
"Here I Am, Lord" encourages us to use the talents that we have to serve the Lord. It's a song of encouragement and service.
Discovery

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Complete the title: "How Can I Keep From ______?"
Dancing
Howling
Singing
"How Can I Keep From Singing" reminds us that the Lord deserves all our praise. Why not sing about it?

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Which hymn reminds us that God is everywhere?
"He is the Light"
"How Great Thou Art"
"How Great Thou Art" is a beautiful reminder that God can be found in everything and everyone. It's a hymn of inspiration.
"Christ, You're the One"

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Complete the title: "I Am the _____ of Life."
Wine
Fish
Bread
"I Am the Bread of Life" reminds us that we must live our lives in Christ. Only then can we reunite with Him when death comes.

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Complete the title: "I Know That My ______ Lives."
Soul
Puppy
Redeemer
"I Know That My Redeemer Lives" reminds us that Jesus is alive. By His death, He has redeemed us.

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Complete the title: "I Will Choose ______."
Christ
Have you sung "I Will Choose Christ"? It inspires us to recommit to Him every day.
Death
Power

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Complete the title: "In Every _______."
Face
Tree
Age
"In Every Age" is a beautiful hymn that speaks of the timelessness of God. He will always be there for us.

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"Jesus Christ Is Risen Today" is what sort of song?
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Easter
"Jesus Christ Is Risen Today" is an Easter song. It celebrates the Resurrection of Christ.

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Complete the title: "______ Me, Lord."
Forgive
Lead
If we seek God, He will lead us. This is beautifully expressed in "Lead Me, Lord."
Leave

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Complete the title: "Let There Be _____ On Earth."
Prosperity
Light
Peace
"Let There Be Peace On Earth" is more important than ever! The hymn is a great reminder to act for justice and peace.

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Complete the hymn title: "Like a ______."
Virgin
Shepherd
Okay, it's "Like a Shepherd." But admit it, you wanted it to be "Like a Cowboy."
Cowboy

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Which hymn is a call to the saints?
"Hear Me, Saints"
"Saints, Come Forth"
"Litany of the Saints"
"Litany of the Saints" is often sung on Easter. The hymn asks the saints to intercede for us.

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