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, Thou my true word

I ever with thee, Thou with me, Lord

Thou my great Father, I Thy true Son

Thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.

Be Thou my battleshield, 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 heavem, my treasure Thou art.

High King of heaven, after 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.