Give Me Oil in My Lamp


Voicing: SATB
Accompaniment: Piano
Text: traditional, adapted by Kyle Pederson

Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burnin’
Give me oil in my lamp I pray
Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burnin’
Keep me burnin’ ‘til the break of day

And when the oil runs low, come in, Lord, and fill it up high
And when my lamp runs dry, come in, Lord, and fill it with oil

Give me joy in my heart, keep me singin’
Give me joy in my heart, I pray
Give me joy in my heart, keep me singin’
Keep me singin’ ‘til the break of day

And when the joy runs low, come in, Lord, and fill it up high
And when my lamp runs dry, come in, Lord, and fill it with oil

Give me peace in my soul, keep me restin’
Give me peace in my soul I pray
Give me peace in my soul, keep me restin’
Keep me restin’ ‘til the break of day

And when the peace runs low, come in, Lord, and fill it up high
And when my lamp runs dry, come in, Lord, and fill it with oil

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Notes: This arrangement is a mash-up of two iconic melodies—Give Me Oil In My Lamp and Swing Low, Sweet Chariot—with a rockin’ piano accompaniment.  Pure fun for the choir, accompanist, and audience.