What Hymn Describes Your Relationship With God?

By: Zoe Samuel

What Hymn Describes Your Relationship With God?
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About This Quiz

There are lots of ways to manifest one's affection for, fear of or general admiration for God. People can pray, read the Bible, do good works or simply bask in the awesomeness of His creation - which is, after all, pretty darn impressive no matter how exactly it got here. Of course, one of the most popular ways, especially during communal acts of worship, is to sing to God, who notes a number of times in the Bible that such gestures on the part of believers are always welcome.

As a result, there are a great many hymns that are known throughout the English-speaking, Christian world. Some of them are adapted from psalms - most typically Psalm 23 - or poems such as William Blake's "Jerusalem". Others are Middle English "lyrics" that have evolved into their current form. Some are for specific occasions like a saint's day or a festival, or sung at particular events like funerals or weddings. Some of them are very traditional and often sung horribly out of tune in little country churches in deep dark rural England, and others are presented with full orchestration and outstanding professionalism by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Your relationship to God is very often summed up very simply in one of these famous religious songs - which means it's time to find out which one encapsulates your personal way of relating to the holiest of holies!

Did you just recently get to know God?
No, I always did.
Yes!
No, but we aren't close even now.
It's definitely getting closer as we go.

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What's the thing you say to God most often?
"I got this, God!"
"Thanks, God!"
Not much, I speak with my deeds.
"Hooray God!"

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What do you think God wants you to do?
Soldier on
Praise Him
Good works
I have no idea!

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Do you ever get mad at God?
Rarely
Nope!
Often
Define "mad."

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What's the main thing you get from God?
Validation
Protection
I ask not what God can do for me, but what I can do for God!
I'm not sure.

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Do you go to church often?
Monthly
Daily!
Almost never
Weekly

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What word sums up how great it feels to love God?
Purpose
Joy
Fulfillment
Happy

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What is the thing you wish people understood about your faith?
It keeps me going.
It helped me heal.
It motivates my good works.
It's not always the same, it comes and goes sometimes.

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What are you moved to do in this life because of your faith?
Live to my full potential
Feel peaceful
Live ethically and fight injustice
Try to be nicer

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Does it bother you that many people don't share your faith?
Nah, it's their business.
Yes, they're missing out!
Not if they are good people otherwise.
Yes, maybe it means I am wrong!

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Do you think God has a relationship with animals?
I don't think so because they haven't got souls.
Probably, yes.
No, but I think they are part of His creation and we should care for them.
Definitely yes!

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How doubtful are you that you're doing the right thing?
Not much
Not at all
Sometimes very, other times not at all
Totally doubtful

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Is it ever OK to talk back to God?
Yes, if He is unclear.
Nope!
Yes, if He demands more believing than doing
I hope so, because I constantly question.

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Do you ever give up on your goals?
No, thanks to God!
Yes, I realize that earthly goals are not the point.
Projects, yes. Overall goals, no.
I try not to.

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How much theology do you study?
A little
These days, a lot
None really
I study a mishmash of it from many faiths.

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Do you take the Bible literally?
Nope
Yep
I honestly don't know it well enough.
The parts I like? Sure!

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Do you pray often when you are not in church?
Yes, before bed.
I pray all the time!
Yes, usually in traffic!
Only when something bad is happening.

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What does fighting for God look like to you?
Being the best I can be.
Spreading His word.
Giving to charity, fighting for demcracy and freedom, and having the highest ethics in my work.
Trying to be a good example of a person of faith.

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Do you think God has ever made an unfair call?
Yes, many
I used to, but not any more.
I don't think God's the one making those kinds of calls.
Probably

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Do you worry you don't live up to God's expectations?
From time to time
Not anymore
No, I'm determined not to let that happen.
Constantly!

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Have you ever had faith, lost it, then got it back?
A couple times
No, I had none, then I got it, and it stayed.
Once
All the time!

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What evil thing in the world most perplexes you, as a person of faith?
Disease
Cruelty to children
People who never get a chance to make it
Natural disasters

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Do you think God cares who is the president?
Not even a tiny little bit
Yes, whoever is president was either sent by God (if I like them) or a test (if I don't).
Only in the sense that when a bad person is president that means we all did a bad job of honoring God
Probably a little, yes

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What sign could God send that would make you really happy?
Personal success
A simple miracle like turning water to wine
I don't need one.
Something cool like birds spelling out my name

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What's the dumbest thing you've ever prayed for?
Better traffic
To lose weight
Money, honestly
Everything I pray for is pretty dumb.

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What's the most important thing you've ever prayed for?
Redemption
Grace
Someone else's health
World peace, duh!

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What's the most fun way to show you love God?
Give someone a gift
Praise God with your buddies!
Start a business that treats its workers ethically.
Build a diorama of your favorite Biblical figures.

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Which public person of faith do you think does the most to drive people away from God?
Mike Huckabee
Peter Popoff
Joel Osteen
Mike Pence

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What do you think heaven is like?
A little cottage in the countryside with your boo
A great big party with lots of singing and dancing
Lots of puppies and an empty inbox
Clouds and robes and things, I guess?

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What one thing could you do that you think would most disappoint God?
Being less than I can be
Not believing
Enacting injustice
Hurt someone on purpose

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