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161. 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, thy child let me be;
thou in me dwelling, and I one with thee.

3 Riches I heed not, nor earth'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 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
Publication Date: 2006
Source: Irish hymn, 8th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [Be Thou my vision]
Arranger: Greg Scheer
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Arr. © Maranatha! Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission.; Arr. © 2006, Faith Alive Christian Resources.

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