School: Colehill (C.), Mullingar (roll number 14673)

Location:
Colehill, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Kathleen Morris

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Old Prayers

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 314

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When going to bed this is a prayer that is said.

Here I lay down myself to sleep. I give my soul to God to keep. If any danger troubles me Blessed Virgin waken me. There are four corners on my bed. There are four Angels over head, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John God bless the bed that I lie on. Lord be the branch. Lady be the flower. Lord be with me at my dying hour. Heart of Jesus I adore thee. Heart of Mary I implore thee. Heart of Joseph true and just. In these three hearts I place my trust.
I.N.R. I Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews save me from a sudden or unprovided death, during this night

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Collector
Mary J. Mc Guire
Gender
female
Age
14
Informant
Mrs Mc Cormack
Gender
female
Address
Tennalick, Co. Longford
Language
English