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.

United States

Love the song, but I'm used to singing "High King of Heaven" rather than "O King of Glory"


Cape Town, South Africa

Such an amazing hymn, but I have to say that your version just doesn't sound quite right.

Rina Nkechi

Lagos, Surulere, Nigeria

I love this song.

Ryan Armstrong

Houston, Texas, United States

Whatever befall, Lord, be Thou our vision!


Love this song!

C. Snow

Red Deer, Alta, Canada

This song has come when I am discouraged or on top of a mountian. The words have great meaning and encouragement.


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.


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.