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.

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!!

Vivien Hennessy

Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom

This hymn is one where the words stay in your mind, and you find yourself singing it every morning. Unconsciously, most of the time. Beautiful words, and God brings ‘Your vision’ is so good a feeling.

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.