562. Be Thou My Vision

1 Be thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art -
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

2 Be thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son,
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

3 Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art.

4 High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Text Information
First Line: Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Title: Be Thou My Vision
Translator: Mary E. Byrne
Versifier: Eleanor H. Hull
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Walking with God: Aspiration and Consecration; Christ: Example
Source: Traditional Irish hymn
Tune Information
Name: SLANE
Arranger: David Allen
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Traditional Irish melody
Copyright: Arr. © 1986 by Word Music (a div. of WORD MUSIC)



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