BE THOU MY VISION, O LORD, OF MY HEART(SONG)

  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. Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
    
    Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
    
    Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tow’r:
    
    Raise Thou me heav’nward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.
  4. 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.
  5. High King of Heaven, my victory won,
    
    May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun!
    
    Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall,
    
    Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Be Thou My Vision

attr. to Dallan Forgaill
tr. by Mary E. Byrnepub.1905
arr. by Eleanor H. Hull, 1912

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