Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Favorite Hymn

I thought I'd share the words to one of my favorite hymns. It actually might be my favorite.

I love the words and I love the tune. It is an old Irish tune, apparently quite old. If you are interested in a brief history of the hymn please check out this link.

While here, you can listen to the hymn...I have it playing on my songspot. I hope you enjoy it and enjoy seeing the words along with it.

Be Thou My Vision

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, I Thy true son;Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;Thou my soul’s Shelter, 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, 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 Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

1 comment:

Serena said...

This is one of my favorite hymns, too. It's tied with Come Thou Fount, which makes me tear up every time.