400. 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 need 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, O bright heav'n'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
Title: Be Thou My Vision
Translator: Mary Byrne
Editor: Eleanor Hull
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Jesus Christ: Deity; Jesus Christ: Light of the World
Source: Irish hymn
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [Be Thou my Vision]
Arranger: Jack Schrader
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Arr. © 1989 Hope Publishing Co.



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