Author: Mary Elizabeth Byrne (188-1931); Eleanor Henrietta Hull (1860-1935) Meter: 10.10.10.10 irregular Appears in 143 hymnals Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:24 Lyrics: 1 Be thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
thou my best thought, in the day or the night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
2 Be thou my Wisdom, be thou my true Word;
I ever with thee, and thou with me, Lord;
thou my great Father: thine own I would be;
thou in me dwelling, and I one with thee.
3 Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;
be thou my dignity, thou my delight,
thou my soul's shelter, and thou my high tower:
raise thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.
4 Riches I heed not, nor earth's empty praise,
thou mine inheritance, now and always;
thou, and thou only, the first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my treasure thou art.
5 High King of Heaven, after 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. Topics: Life in Christ Christ Risen - Reign and Priesthood; Conflict; God Protection of; God names and imags of; Heaven Used With Tune: SLANE Text Sources: Irish, 8th century
Be thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart