532. Be Thou My Vision

1 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.

2 Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true Word,
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
thou and thou only, first in my heart,
high King of heaven, my Treasure thou art.

3 High King of heaven, my victory won,
may I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Text Information
First Line: Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Title: Be Thou My Vision
Translator: Mary E. Byrne (1905)
Versifier: Eleanor H. Hull (1912)
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Scripture: Philippians 3:7; Numbers 18:20; Joel 2:28; Matthew 17:8
Source: Traditional Irish hymn, c. 8th C.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SLANE
Arranger: Donald P. Hustad (1973)
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Traditional Irish Melody
Copyright: Music © 1974 Hope Publishing Company



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