School: Dubh-Áth (B.) (roll number 11067)

Location:
Duagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Seán Ó Conchobhair

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A Prayer

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 148

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Here I lay down to sleep,
To God I give my soul to keep.
If I die before I wake,
I pray to God my soul to take.
There are four corners in my bed
There are four angels oe'r my head.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,
God bless this bed that I lay on.
On Good Friday the jews came
With a spear so sharp
They struck our Saviour through
the heart and through the side.
His Blessed Mother standing by,
With a heavy heart and a
mournful sigh.
Who ever says this prayer three times a night, shall never see the burning flames of hell.

Collector
(name not given)
Gender
male
Informant
Bean Uí Ghealbháin
Gender
female
Address
Kilcarra More, Co. Kerry
Language
English