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 {child}
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise
Thou my Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heavens joys, O Bright Heaven’s Sun
Hear of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my Vision, Ruler of All.

8th century Irish hymn, translated to English in 1912 by Eleanor Hull

This is one of my all-time favorite hymns – it speaks to a devotion to God that I desire yet am never able to achieve –

Please go HERE to listen to the hymn


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