“Be Thou My Vision”

“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!

Lyrics:

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

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