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You know, "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, If I shall die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. Amen." Years ago I knew a 90+ year old woman who had the second half of that... for when you woke in the morning... embroidered above her bed, but I do not remember how it goes... though I do remember it was pretty..... I think it started with something like "now that I have woke with the mornings light...
bigredwoman bigredwoman 36-40, F 6 Answers Dec 27, 2012 in Religion

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Perhaps this is what you are looking for:<br />
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,<br />
Bless the bed that I lie on.<br />
There are four corners to my bed,<br />
Four angels round my head,<br />
One to watch, and one to pray,<br />
And two to bear my soul away.<br />
Now I lay me down to sleep,<br />
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.<br />
If I should die before I wake,<br />
I pray the Lord my soul to take.<br />
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There is also this version:<br />
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Now I lay me down to sleep.<br />
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.<br />
If I should die before I wake,<br />
I pray to God my soul to take.<br />
If I should live for other days,<br />
I pray the Lord to guide my ways.<br />
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Father, unto thee I pray,<br />
Thou hast guarded me all day;<br />
Safe I am while in thy sight,<br />
Safely let me sleep tonight.<br />
Bless my friends, the whole world bless;<br />
Help me to learn helpfulness;<br />
Keep me ever in thy sight;<br />
So to all I say good night.

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The one I know is....<br />
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"Now I lay me down to sleep,<br />
I pray The Lord my soul to keep,<br />
Climbing through the starry night,<br />
Awaken me in mornings light."

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Get your butt in bed,<br />
may it stay there and rest your head,<br />
If you get up before the dawn,<br />
and make your mother and father yawn,<br />
You will be in be trouble,<br />
before you can say sorry on the double.

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hahahah, that would be likely in today's society, but I am thinking I am looking for something probably written fairly early on.... now that I think about it, the embroidery looked very old...

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It might have died with the 90 year old who said it. I just made that verse up on the cuff.

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It very well could of.... like the alternate version to "grandmothers house I go" at least with that one I thought to record two whole verses

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Then there's the Selfish Kid's Prayer <br />
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If I should die before I wake <br />
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Pray the Lord my toys to break <br />
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So no other kids can use 'em...

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Bless the meat, damn the skin, grab a fork and let's dig in! :)

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Similarly... Rub-a-dub-dub, thanks for the grub. Yea, God!

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;) hi baby!

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This is the one I was taught...

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