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Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep

Author: Anonymous
Published in 23 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to keep;
If I should die before I wake,
I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #402

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep
Author: Anonymous
Publication Date: 1884
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 23 of 23)
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Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #203

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David's Harp #133

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Hymnal for Church and Home #402

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Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #402

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Hymnal for Primary Classes #93

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Hymns and Offices of Worship #313

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Hymns for First-Day Schools #140

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Hymns for First-Day Schools (Rev. and Enl.) #140

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Hymns of the Church #527

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Joyful Lays #155

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Juvenile Songs #23

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Little Pilgrim Songs #89

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Melodies for Little People #42

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #313

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Songs for Little Folks #130b

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #399

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The American Vocalist #351b

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The Cherub #71

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The Highway Hymnal #248

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The Mother's Nursery Songs #61

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The New Alleluia #171

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The New Sabbath School Hosanna #92b

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Young Singer's Friend #158

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