School: Koilmore (roll number 14115)

Cuilmore, Co. Mayo
Séamus Ó Murchadha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0099, Page 097

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0099, Page 097

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  1. There are four corners on my bed. And four angels on them spread, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John,
    God bless this bed that I lie on.
    Here I lie on my night hand side,
    I pray to God to be my guide,
    And if I die before I wake,
    I to God I give my soul to take.
    Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John,
    Bless the bed that I lay on.
    Seven bells ringing, seven angels singing.
    Open the gates of heaven, shut the gates of hell,
    Listen to my evening prayers.
    Now I lie down to sleep,
    I pray to God my soul to keep.
    But, if I die before I wake,
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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