Matthew, Mark and Luke and John
Matthew, Mark and Luke and John,
Bless the bed that I lie on.
Four angels to my bed,
Two to bottom, two to head,
Two to hear me when I pray,
Two to bear my soul away.
God is the branch and I the flower,
Pray God send me a blessed hour.
I go to bed some sleep to take:
The Lord, He knows if I shall wake.
Sleep I ever, sleep I never,
God receive my soul for ever.
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Gordon Crosse (b. 1937), "Prayer: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John", op. 17 no. 4 (1966), published 1967, first performed 1966 [soprano, baritone, mixed chorus, and orchestra], from Changes - A Nocturnal Cycle, no. 4, London : Oxford University Press [ sung text not verified ]
- by Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934), "Matthew, Mark and Luke and John", op. 36b no. 3, H. 136 no. 3 [chorus], from Six Choral Folksongs, no. 3. [ sung text verified 1 time]
Set in a modified version by Richard Rodney Bennett.
Text added to the website: 2010-12-30.
Last modified: 2018-02-26 19:04:16
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