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Sarum Primer

God be in my head,

And in my understanding;

God be in my eyes

And in my looking;

God be in my mouth

And in my speaking;

God be in my heart

And in my thinking;

God be at my end,

And at my departing.

Sarum Primer is a collection of prayers and worship resources developed in Salisbury, England, during the 13th century. “Sarum” is the abbreviation for the Latin word for Salisbury. The collection was used throughout Britain, as well as parts of continental Europe, until the Reformation.

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