in every District of Ireland we find little prayers taught to the children at home by their parents or grand-parents. These have come down to us from our ancestors and are very valuable. In some parts of Ireland these prayers are in Irish.I say this prayer going to bed at night."Here I lay me down to sleep.
I give my soul to God to keep
Whether I wake now or never
I give my soul to God forever.
There are four corners on my bed
There are four angels round it stead
St Matt, St Mark, St Luke, St John
God bless the bed that I lie on.
If any one comes to disturb me
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- Janey Tolan
- Balbriggan, Co. Dublin