Posted by Smokey Stover on December 14, 2005
In Reply to: Now I lay me down to sleep posted by Victoria S Dennis 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).
Now I lay me down to sleep
In my little bed;
If I should die before I wake,
How'll I know I'm dead?