July 3, 2008

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart

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.

This is my favorite hymn -- I seem to hum it all the time. I never can remember the words, so I just sing what I can recall and then hum the rest. It is a grand vision and reminds me of how great a calling I have received. He is my vision, my hearts true delight. I am nothing; He is everything.


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.

3 comments:

momawake said...

I, absolutely, love that hymn. I think Selah's version is my favorite.

ShilohMom said...

My other favorite is Softly and Tenderly or Calling All Sinners Come Home. I first heard it sung by Cynthia Clawson in the 1985 movie, A Trip to Bountiful, and ever since then have told my family that I want it sung (along with Be Thou My Vision) at my funeral.

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/o/softlyat.htm

I love her version -- you can hear it on You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsZae1DwG7o

Catherine Michelle said...

This is a favorite hymn of mine as well. Such a delight to find your website. Come by and visit mine. Nice to have others on blogspot loving and serving the Lord. Lord Bless, Cathy