“Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: Late 1928 (recording, Blind Willie Johnson & Angeline Johnson)
Keywords: religious nonballad

Description

"Keep your lamp trimmed and burning (x3) For this world is almost gone" "Brother, don't you get (a-)worried (x3) For this world is almost gone." "Sister, don't stop prayin'..." "Preacher, don't stop preachin'..."

Notes

A reference to the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids, Matt. 25:1-13. - RBW

Recordings

References

  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 361, "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning" (1 text)
  2. Roud #10433
  3. BI, FSWB361