Give Me Oil In My Lamp


Give Me Oil In My Lamp

Just as David in the Psalms writes of singing praises to God, we continue to sing of God's glory in our contemporary world.

Sing unto God, sing praises to His name. Psalm 68:4

I will sing praises unto the Lord. Psalm 27:6
This song, Give Me Oil In My Lamp was a hit in Jamaica in 1964. For more information, read here.

Did you know that Hosanna means Our God saves? What songs are you working on for Easter?

Chords and Lyrics to Give Me Oil In My Lamp

by A.Sevison

Key: D
Time: 4/4
Verse 1
             D                                  G
Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning. (burning,)
             D                        A7
Give me oil in my lamp, I pray. (Halleluia)
             D                                   G
Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning. (burning)
              D                    A7         D
Keep me burning till the break of day.
Refrain:
D                    G
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
A7                           D
sing hosanna to the King of kings!
D                    G
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
A7                          D
sing hosanna to the King!
Verse 2
Give me love in my heart, keep me sharing.
Give me love in my heart, I pray.
Give me love in my heart, keep me sharing.
Keep me sharing till the break of day. (Refrain)

Verse 3

Give me joy in my heart, keep me singing.
Give me joy in my heart, I pray.
Give me joy in my heart, keep me singing.
Keep me singing till the break of day. (Refrain)
Verse 4
Give me faith in my heart, keep me praying.
Give me faith in my heart, I pray.
Give me faith in my heart, keep me praying.
Keep me praying till the break of day. (Refrain)



Suggestion:

Divide into two groups. Group one sings verse and chorus without words in parentheses. Group two sings with group one on verse but adds words in parentheses. On chorus, group two sings a descant of whole notes.

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