Hymn endings game

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The hymn endings game or HEG, also called the "in the game", is a jovial and somewhat juvenile, game that allows one to jive silently to the Hymns of Jehovah.

This game is typically played during the non-musical part of a religious service, and is done while thumbing through the hymnal. This is best done with two or three total people, but can be done in solitude.

The procedure is to read the hymn title, and then add a seemingly innocuous phrase at the end of the hymn title. For example, the innocuous phrase could be "in the outhouse." Then the person or people playing the HGE silently read the song title and add the ending. For example A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief becomes A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief in the outhouse, and Master, the Tempest is Raging becomes Master, the Tempest is Raging in the outhouse.

List of seemingly innocuous phrases

  • "in the outhouse"
  • "in the bathroom"
  • "in the bathtub"