595. 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 redeemer, my love thou hast won,
thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.

3 Riches I heed not, nor vain empty praise,
thou mine inheritance, now and always:
thou and thou only, first in my heart,
Great God of heaven, my treasure thou art.

3 Great God of heaven, my victory won,
may I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's Sun!
Heart of my 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
Versifier: Eleanor H. Hull (1912, alt.)
Translator: Mary E. Byrne (1905)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 10 10.9 10
Topic: Life of Discipleship: Prayer and Guidance; God's Church: Life of Discipleship: Prayer and Guidance; Aspiration (5 more...)
Source: Irish song (8th century)
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Carlton R. Young (1963)
Meter: 10 10.9 10
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Traditional Irish melody
Copyright: Harm. © 1964 The United Methodist Publishing House

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