.36.—THE EVENING PRAYER.
1 Matthew, Mark, and Luke and John, Bless the bed that I lie on. Four angels to my bed, Two to bottom, two to head. Two to hear me when I pray, Two to bear my soul away.
2 Monday morn the week begin, Christ deliver our souls from sin. Tuesday morn, nor curse, nor swear, Christes Body that will tear. Wednesday, middle of the week, Woe to the soul Christ does not seek.
3 Thursday morn, Saint Peter wrote,
Joy to the soul that heaven hath bote.* Friday Christ died on the tree To save other men as well as me. Saturday, sure, the evening dead, Sunday morn, the Book's outspread.
4 God is the branch and I the flower, Pray God send me a blessed hour.
I go to bed, some sleep to take, The Lord, He knows if I shall wake. Sleep I ever, sleep I never, God receive my soul for ever. * bote — bid for.