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When I was a school girl most of the prayers used in the assemblies at the start of each school day were said, but occasionally we used a sung prayer. One of those was the 16th century prayer ‘God be in my head’. I think that is why I still know the words by heart and use it often.

God be in my head,

and in my understanding;

God be in mine 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.

Anonymous, from Sarum Primer 16th Century

There are many sung versions of this, but here is a relatively new one by Noel Bannister that I recently came across. Enjoy!