Give me oil in my lamp – song lyrics

Song lyrics to the Christian children’s song, ‘Give me oil in my lamp’, author unknown – based on Matthew 25:3-4 “The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.”

Verse 1:

Give me oil in my lamp,
Keep me burning,
Give me oil in my lamp, I pray.
Give me oil in my lamp,
Keep me burning,
Keep me burning
Till the break of day.

Chorus:
Sing Hosanna! sing hosanna!
Sing hosanna to the King of kings!
Sing Hosanna! sing hosanna!
Sing hosanna to the King!

Verse 2:
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.

Chorus:
Sing Hosanna! sing hosanna!
Sing hosanna to the King of kings!
Sing Hosanna! sing hosanna!
Sing hosanna to the King!

Verse 3:
Give me peace in my heart,
Keep me resting,
Give me peace In my heart, I pray.
Give me peace in my heart,
Keep me resting.
Keep me resting
Till the break of day.

Chorus:
Sing Hosanna! sing hosanna!
Sing hosanna to the King of kings!
Sing Hosanna! sing hosanna!
Sing hosanna to the King!

Verse 4:
Give me love in my heart,
Keep me serving.
Give me love in my heart, I pray.
Give me love in my heart,
Keep me serving.
Keep me serving
Till the break of day.

Chorus:
Sing Hosanna! sing hosanna!
Sing hosanna to the King of kings!
Sing Hosanna! sing hosanna!
Sing hosanna to the King!

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