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).