Author: Mary E. Byrne; Eleanor Hull Meter: 10.10.10.10 Appears in 129 hymnals First Line: Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart 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, 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 soul’s shelter, and thou my high tower;
raise thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.
3 Riches I heed not, nor vain, 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.
Topics: Christian Year Ash Wednesday; Wisdom; The Word; Teaching/Education; Scripture; Living in Christ; Light; Dying in Christ; Commitment; Youth Scripture: Psalm 17:15 Used With Tune: SLANE Text Sources: Irish poem
Be Thou My Vision