Sunday, October 25, 2009

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou My Vision
at­trib­ut­ed to Dal­lan For­gaill

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.

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.
“When a prophet of the Lord is among you, I reveal Myself to him in visions,
I speak to him in dreams.”
Numbers 12:6


Cheryl said...

"Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art."

Molly said...

Just sang this in church on Sunday. Without a doubt one of my favorite hymns!

be thou my vision said...

I know there are several versions of this song and I really love its meaning.