Be Thou My Vision

A beautiful hymn…here are the words.  May the prayer edify you.  The melody can be heard here.

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.

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.

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

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.

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,

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. -C
    Feb 02, 2008 @ 02:07:35

    I can sing this one from memory.
    Thanks for reminding me of it today.
    -C

  2. Mom
    Feb 01, 2008 @ 23:49:43

    I have never heard of this before, The words are so meaningful. Especially ” Heart of My Own Heart” I will add this to my special prayers for your MIL.

  3. Mimi
    Feb 01, 2008 @ 18:59:09

    I’ve never heard it (clearly I don’t have a Protestant background 🙂 ) but it is beautiful!

  4. jcurmudge
    Feb 01, 2008 @ 04:15:23

    Always one of my favorites – both the words and the music,.

  5. Laura Nee
    Feb 01, 2008 @ 02:09:22

    Long one o f my favorites too…

  6. Ian
    Feb 01, 2008 @ 01:39:34

    One of my favourite hymns.

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