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- I lay my body down to sleep.
I pray to God my soul to keep.
And if I die before I wake,
I pray to God my soul to take. There are four corners on my bed
There are four angels overspread
Mathew, Luke, Mark and John
Bless the bed that I lie on.If any evil troubles me,
May The Blessed Virgin waken me. Jesus be the branch, Mary be the flower
Jesus be at my dying hour.
Jesus to watch and Mary to pray
And Jesus to carry my soul away.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.