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Re: Now I lay me down to sleep

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on December 13, 2005

In Reply to: Now I lay me down to sleep posted by Marky Mark on December 13, 2005

: I always hear the below phrases in movies. Did it come from the Bible?

: Now I lay me down to sleep
: Pray the lord my soul to keep
: If I die before I wake
: Pray the lord my soul to take

No, it's a folk prayer. Its first appearance in print was in Boston in 1737, but it certainly was not new then, and it has been printed many times since(in slightly varying versions).