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, O bright heaven's Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.
|First Line:||Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart|
|Title:||Be Thou My Vision|
|Versifier:||Eleanor Hull (1912, alt.)|
|Translator:||Mary Byrne (1905)|
|Topic:||Service for the Lord's Day: Opening of Worship; Service for the Lord's Day: After Creed; Service for the Lord's Day: Conclusion of Worship(7 more...)|
|Copyright:||Words used by permission of Eleanor Hull's Estate and Chatto & Windus, Ltd.|
|Harmonizer:||David Evans (1927)|
|Source:||Traditional Irish melody|
|Copyright:||Music altered from The Church Hymnary, Revised Edition, 1927; used by permission of Oxford University Press.|