Sleep well and may God guard you
Sleep well, and may God and a thousand Angels guard your rest.
On Angel wings they’ll fly to you, obeying God’s behest,
But if the task of guarding you is too much for that host,
Perhaps our Lord will give employ to he who loves you most:
Not more than God, for that can’t be, but I know one who can
Guard you with the love that comes from this, a mortal man.
No knight with sword; no charger snorting; no pike men, row on row;
Just fervent prayers to guard and keep you safe; and let you know
That if the Angelic Host falls short in guarding you, my friend,
I’d feel my life would be well used, your safety to defend.