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A Song at Evening

Language: English

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Bless the bed that I lie on.
Before I lay me down to sleep
I give my soul to Christ to keep.

Four corners to my bed,
Four angels round my head;
One to watch and one to pray
And two to bear my soul away.

I go by sea, I go by land,
The Lord made me with his right hand.
If any danger come to me,
Sweet Jesus Christ deliver me.

He is the branch and I'm the flow'r,
Pray God send me a happy hour,
And if I die before I wake,
I pray that God my soul will take.


Submitted by Malcolm Wren

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2018-02-11.
Last modified: 2018-02-11 17:12:10
Line count: 16
Word count: 108

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