Monday, April 01, 2013

A Song, A Prayer, A 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 though my wisdom and thou my true word,
I ever with me, and thou with me Lord; 
Be thou my great Father, and I thy true son; 
Thou in my dwelling, and I with thee one. 

Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight; 
Be thou my whole armor, be thou my true might; 
Be thou my soul's shelter, be thou my strong tower;
O raise thou me heavenward, great Power of my power. 

Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise:
Thou mine inheritance now and always; 
Thou and thou only the first in my heart;
High King of Heaven my treasure thou art. 

High King of Heaven, my victory won
May I reach heaven, heaven's sun
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all. 

Translated by Eleanor Hull 1912; other versions are around

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

1 comment:

TopMom said...

We studied this hymn in school this year with Michaela (12) I had heard the tune and seen the lyrics but never together. Now this is a favorite for me. Separate they are lovely but together WOW! <3