Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Now I lay me down to sleep

My brain to rest, my heart to keep

My soul to transcend above the sky

My burdens to soar away and fly

My words to be forever sealed

Secrets, emotions, for me to yield

~*~

Now I lay me down to rest

And He shall carry out the rest

Clothe me in a dress as dark as coal

Render my face pale like the feathers of a foal

Let the various fluids course through my veins

Let the pretty flowers lace me like tender chains

~*~

Now I lay me down to eternal sleep

My friends shall grieve, my family weep

For I shall never return to earth

Instead, I’ll be buried underneath the dirt

And if I have sinned before I fell

I pray the Lord to keep me out of Hell.

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