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.
Kent Dickerson

Pyeongtaek (currently), Geonggi-do, South Korea

I was amazed this was under new songs. Actually this is one the oldest Christian Hymns we have, originally in Gaelic from at the 8th century. I love the other verses, especially Be Thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight. God Himself is on outside, our most effective protection and weapon in this spiritual fight.


Shreveport, LA, United States

Lord, nothing else but the great person Who You are is my controlling vision. I live to You.


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.