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.
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 ❤


Croydon, NSW, Australia

Amazing words that could keep every Christian going in their faith journey... they timeless words!


Austin, TX, United States

O King of glory, my victory won;

Rule and reign in me ’til Thy will be done.


Bread, Montana, United States

This hymn is my prayer! I remember first hearing it when I was a born again Christian; and I yearned to be in the spiritual state where I could sing this hymn, and mean every word.

Years have passed and I’ve grown closer to God. Today I sing this song with a zeal!


Perth, Western Australia, Australia

@Bamminer the reason why the old English words in this hymn come across as "corny" to you and apparently other black American saints may be put down to your cultural background, and your preference to adapting timeless hymns to modern tastes. Cultures come and go and tastes change like the tide but one thing remains is God's Love and the church. Yes, if you feel to change the words brother go right ahead, as long as it holds up to the original intent charm and beauty of this hymn. There is a reverence and honour to times past in preserving the classical language used.


Roanoke, IL, United States

I did heard this in Phil Keggy's album "True Believer" not long after I have my life to God. I love it as much! Now I have all the words so I can learn it. Thanks so much!