School: Clonmacnoise

Location:
Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly
Teacher:
P. Ó Maolmhuaidh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0812, Page 082

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As I lie down on my bed to sleep I pray to God my soul to keep,
If any evil happens me I pray to God to waken me,
There are four corners on my bed,
there are four angels over head.
Mathew, Mark, Luke and John,
God bless this bed that I lie on,
and if I die before I wake,
I pray to God my soul to take

I arise myself this morning from bed of sleep to adore my God and labour for the salvation of my soul.
O may I rise on the last day to life everlasting.

Oh my God clothe my soul with the mupitalroles of charity.
Grant that I may wear them pure and undefiled before the judgment sea of God

Collector
Mr Molloy
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Language
English

Jesus my God to you I pray,
Direct and Guard me every day,
Be my protector I implore,

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