Name That Hymn

“Name That Hymn,” Ensign, Apr. 1981, 63

Name That Hymn

With the consolidated schedule, the opportunity to learn and practice hymns is limited. To help us solve this musical dilemma, for the last few years our family has enjoyed an educational game called “Name That Hymn,” adapted from a popular T.V. game show. I play one chord first, and the children try to guess the title of the hymn. If they do not know it, I play two chords, and so on until they raise their hands. When someone finally identifies it, we sing the hymn together.

When we first started learning the hymns this way the children could recognize only about a dozen of their favorites. Now they can identify over a hundred hymns after hearing only one or two chords. Even our two-year-old boy plays and sings along. Besides the beautiful sounds of hymns ringing in our home, we have found peaceful joy in singing praises to the Lord. Dale S. Richards, Medina, New York