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- The following prayers to be said when lying down and before going to sleep:-1. Here, I lay me down to sleep
I give my soul to God to keep
Waken now waken ever
I give my sould to God forever
There are four corners on my bed
And four angels round me spread
Mathew, Mark, Luke and John
God bless the bed that I lay on.
Mary be the branch Mary be the flower
God bless me at my last hour. 2. This prayer was always said by the old people before starting out on a journey:- “We’ll go now in the name of Goodness.(3) When taking holy water they always said:- “Bless me O Lord with […] Wash me that I may become whiter than snow”I got these prayers from Samuel Connolly of Park Hill aged 69. He learned them when a child, from his mother.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Samuel Connolly