Give Me Oil In My Lamp – sing-along song – Junior Choir
We hope you enjoy watching the Junior-Sing-a-Long choir’s wonderful smiles and contagious joyful spirit as they sing “Give Me Oil in My Lamp”, also known as “Sing Hosanna”.
Today the author of this wonderful children’s hymn remains unknown. However, we can be sure that this song is based on the story of the ten virgins found here in Matthew chapter 25.
Matthew 25:1-13 (KJV)
25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
25:2 And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish.
25:3 They that [were] foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
25:9 But the wise answered, saying, [Not so]; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
There have been many other verses added to this song along the way. For this video we have included a second verse, that says:
Make me a fisher of me keep me seeing,
Make me a fisher of men I pray,
Make me a fisher of men keep me seeking,
Seeking souls till Jesus comes.
Again, this is taken directly from the passage in Matthew where we find Jesus calling His disciples.
Matthew 4:19 (KJV)
4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
We find children’s songs such as this uplifting, and useful in helping our children learn of the wonderful Bible Truths that He has graciously blessed us with.
Please join us as our sing-along choir sings praises to the King!