“Be Thou My Vision” is one of the most beautiful and beloved of all Irish hymns. A few years ago I had the privilege of recording this piece inside Sacred Heart Church in Covina, CA. To play this music in such a lovely place was truly inspiring. The following video was made from this recording. I hope you enjoy it. Blessings!
Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Nought be all else to me, save that Thou art;
Thou my best thought, in the day and the night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.
Be Thou my wisdom, be 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.
Be Thou my breast-plate, my sword for the fight;
Be Thou my armour, and be Thou my might.
Thou my soul’s shelter, and Thou my high tower:
Raise Thou me Heavenward, O power of my power.
Riches I heed not, nor man`s empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, through all my days:
Thou and Thou only, the first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my treasure Thou art.
High King of Heaven when the battle is done,
Grant Heaven`s joy to me, bright heaven`s sun!
Christ of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be thou my vision, O Ruler of all.
Lyrics from the website entitled “Be Thou My Vision” devoted specifically to this song: http://www.be-thou-my-vision.com/be_thou_my_vision_lyrics_words.html