Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

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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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
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Arthur

Kampala, Uganda

I walked down the aisle while this song played in the background. Hearing it yesterday for the first time since my wedding brought all the wonderful memories flooding back.


Bruce Miller

Palo Alto, CA, United States

I am from MN. Greetings to the saints in MN.


June Derose

Long Valley, NJ, United States

We just sang this at my husband's funeral two days ago. What a blessing to hear a

church filled with all denominations of people sing this as one.


Aju

Minneapolis, MN, United States

wikipedia has 5 stanzas; yours is a slightly different translation; your 3 and 4 would become 4 and 5, and this would be the third:

Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;

Be thou my whole armour, be thou my true might;

Be thou my soul's shelter, be thou my strong tower:

O raise thou me heavenward, great Power of my power.


William Rountree

United States

This song was played at my son's wedding. It blesses me every time I hear it. May the Lord our God be ever Praised forever and ever Amen!


David

India

So nice to hear this good hymn!


Carol Woods

Reno, NV, United States

So sweet. Full of rest and peace. Lord, how I love You.


Brigid

Saipan, MP, Northern Mariana Islands

Be Thou my vision O Lord of my heart!!!!!


Karen Murray

Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Thou mine inheritance. Praise the Lord! We have this treasure in earthen vessels.


Michelle Patrick

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

I love the version, also, translated by Mary Byrne.