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Be Thou My Vision

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PSALM 119:105 ~ “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path.”

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 Heav’n’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Written originally in Irish by: Dallan Forgaill, 8th Century
Translated in English by: Mary E. Byrne, 1905
Arranged by: Eleonor H. Hull, 1912
Sung by: Corrinne May, 2005