47. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

1 Keep your lamps trimmed an burning,
keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
for the time is drawing nigh.

Refrain:
Children, don't grow weary,
children, don't grow weary,
children, don't grow weary,
for the time is drawing nigh.

2 Darker midnight lies before us,
darker midnight lies before us,
darker midnight lies before us,
for the time is drawing nigh. [Refrain]

3 Lo, the morning soon is breaking,
lo, the morning soon is breaking,
lo, the morning soon is breaking,
for the time is drawing nigh. [Refrain]

4 Christian, journey soon be over,
christian, journey soon be over,
christian, journey soon be over,
for the time is drawing nigh. [Refrain]

5 Keep your lamps trimmed an burning,
keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
for the time is drawing nigh. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Keep your lamps trimmed and burning
Title: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning
Publication Date: 2008
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Topic: Afflictions/Trials; Comfort and Encouragement; Doubt (4 more...)
Source: African American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Children, don't grow weary
Tune Information
Name: KEEP YOUR LAMPS
Arranger: Frank W. Stoldt
Key: f minor
Source: African American spiritual
Copyright: Arr. © 2003 Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission.



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