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.

Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

the song is so good, it really bless me, and the song make me realy calm

Winora Kunselman

Hayward, CA, United States

We sing this one very often and yes this message of a prayer directly to God is so wonderful.

Francis Rath

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Hymns have always spoken richly to me. So I appreciate the Presbyterian publication including hymns in their Lenten devotions. It is very helpful to me.

I confess to being a ‘Hymn Nut’!

But it’s better Wingnut!



Benjamin O Thomas

Chengannur, Kerala, India

Thank you so much for these lyrics.

Charis Ian Bautista

Echague, Isabela, Philippines

One of my favorite hymn along with Holy, Holy, Holy

Edward Durand

Sligo, Ireland

Who is playing this?


Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana

Higten your spirit and makes CHRIST Supreme.


Atlanta, Georgia, United States

This is a most beautiful prayer, and I too use it with my daily devotional. When I cannot find the words to speak with God, this IS my prayer. And it stays within me all day.


Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India

Heard this Song played in Pilgrims journey. Nowadays part of my daily devotion. Praise God


St. Catherine, Portmore, Jamaica

I woke up with this song in my mind. Its a song I use to sing in primary school. Now reviewing the words, its so profound and meaningful.

Thank you Lord!!