Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

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 and I, Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.
Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise;
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart;
O King of glory, my treasure Thou art.
O King of glory, my victory won;
Rule and reign in me 'til Thy will be done;
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall;
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.
Adedayo T. Elizabeth

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

Soul lifting!


To Jehovah always be all the glory. He is all we ever needed or shall need.


Lusada, Ogun, Nigeria

Since watching pilgrim progress, this song has not left my heart. I love hymns and this has touched me profoundly!


Austin, Texas, United States

What a rich and beautiful hymn!

Karen Ross

Poulsbo, WA, United States

I sang the song in children's choir at of little Presbyterian Church in Bellingham Washington when I was about 8 years old and I still remember it and it still moves me deeply. I am now 65.

Depree Pounds

Bremerton, Washington, United States

I am very thankful for hymns! I am embarking on this journey of singing hymns with three of my kiddos. The sound doctrine and passion for God and His holiness has drawn me to this and many other songs! I love this one❤ Very encouraging as we recognize our need for a Savior and His constant indwelling in through the Holy Spirit.

Abbie Bennett

DesMoines, Washington, United States

Each morning I ask the Holy Spirit to teach me. This morning, Like many times in my devotions, Be thou my vision comes into my mind and I start humming it, then I look up the words. I will never forget that day another song came into my heart, outside of surgery. I believe music is our best praise.

Josphine Ngahu

Nairobi, Kenya

Powerful song with powerful words

Gillian Hewitt

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

Such a beautiful, simple prayer in song. I first heard this sung by Van Morrison... beautiful simplicity.


Love it ❤