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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 and thou only, first in my heart,
high King of heaven, my Treasure thou art.
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 my heavenward, O power of my power.
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.

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First Line:
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Title:
Be Thou My Vision
Translator:
Mary E. Byrne
Versifier:
Eleanor H. Hull
Meter:
10.10.10.10
Source:
Ancient Irish; Irish, ca. 700
Copyright:
Public Domain
Liturgical Use:
Prayer Songs

Tune Information

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Title:
SLANE
Composer:
Unknown
Meter:
10.10.10.10