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Monday, March 19, 2012

Music Monday: Be Thou My Vision

I have been trying to post this for days... trying again, hopefully it works this time...
This is one of my favorite hymns. I like that it has an Irish feel to it, and it reminds me of St. Patrick's Day and Ireland (though I've not been there). It also reminds me of my sister-in-law's wedding, the bridal party walked down the aisle to this song-- what a beautiful message and beginning to your marriage!

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.
You can listen to one of my favorite versions of this song on YouTube here.

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