Song for son to Iraq

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Laurel
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Song for son to Iraq

Post by Laurel » Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:40 pm

I used to sing part of a hymn to my son when he was a small child. He then requested me to sing it to his son when he was born. He claims it is one of his best childhood memories. He is going to Iraq and I wanted to make a tape/cd with that song but all I ever sang to him are the following words.

"Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning, burning, burning........keep me burning until the break of day. Sing Hosanna, Sing Hosanna, Sing Hosanna to the king of Kings. Sing Hosanna, Sing Hosanna, Sing Hosanna to the kings."

My son would say. "Sing me the burning song."
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Song for son to Iraq

Post by steveliu » Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:32 am

Hi Laurel,

What a great story :)

Here are the lyrics to one version of the song:

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 'til 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.

2.
Make me a fisher of men, keep me seeking. Make me a fisher of men, I pray! Make me a fisher of men, keep me seeking. Keep me seeking 'til the break of day.

Chorus

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 'til the break of day.

Chorus

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 'til the break of day.

Chorus

5.
Give me peace in my soul, keep me praising. Give me peace in my soul, I pray. Give me peace in my soul, keep me praising. Keep me praising 'til the break of day.

Chorus

6.
Place your faith in my heart, keep me trusting. Place your faith in my heart, I pray. Place your faith in my heart, keep me trusting. Keep me trusting 'til the break of day.

Chorus

7.
Hide your Word in my heart, keep me learning. Hide your Word in my heart, I pray. Hide your Word in my heart, keep me learning. Keep me learning 'til the break of day.

Chorus

Here's a link to a site with the guitar chords:

http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~kristin/songbook/GospelTunes/GiveMeOilInMyLamp.html

And here's a link to a MIDI version:

http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis/givemeoilnmylamp.mid

My prayers will be with your son in Iraq, and I hope everyone reading this message can keep him and your entire family in their prayers too. We are grateful for his service.

Thanks for being such a wonderful mother (and grandma ) :)

God bless you!
Steve
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Song for son to Iraq

Post by Guest » Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:46 pm

this hymn is called give me joy in my heart (sing hosanna) i sing it at church most sundays
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Song for son to Iraq

Post by Guest » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:58 am

Great song
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