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Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

African American Spiritual

The words and music come from a Spiritual, which in recent years has been popular as a choral octavo. Additional stanzas have been added related to Matthew 25:1-13 and Genesis 28:10-17. The original text was based on the parable of the ten virgins. Don’t sing it too fast – check the metronome mark. Give it a strong downbeat and feel free to add drums and rhythm instruments. Scores are provided here in full SATB hymnal and choral voicing as well as melody-only as a bulletin insert.

"Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning" -- full SATB hymnal and choral voicing -- (Sibelius)

"Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning" -- -- full SATB hymnal and choral voicing -- (pdf)

"Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning" -- melody-only -- (Sibelius)

"Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning" -- melody-only -- (pdf)

Categories: Hymns, New Hymns, Topical Music, - General -, Genesis, Exodus, Matthew, Black History Month