Adding stanza numbers

Stanza numbers can be added by setting stanza, e.g.,

\new Voice \relative {
  \time 3/4 g'2 e4 a2 f4 g2.
} \addlyrics {
  \set stanza = "1. "
  Hi, my name is Bert.
} \addlyrics {
  \set stanza = "2. "
  Oh, ché -- ri, je t'aime
}

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These numbers are put just before the start of the first syllable. Two lines of a stanza can also be grouped together, for example in case of a repeat with different lyrics:

stanzaOneOne = \lyricmode {
  \set stanza = \markup {
    \column {
      \vspace #.2
      \line { "1." \left-brace #30 }
    }
  }
  Child, you’re mine and I love you.
  Lend thine ear to what I say.
}

stanzaOneThree = \lyricmode {
  Child, I have no great -- er joy
  Than to have you walk in truth.
}

\new Voice {
  \repeat volta 2 {
    c'8 c' c' c' c' c' c'4
    c'8 c' c' c' c' c' c'4
  }
}
\addlyrics { \stanzaOneOne }
\addlyrics { \stanzaOneThree }

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