Mission of St. Clare logo Be Thou my Vision

one verse introduction

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 child;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Savior of heaven, my victory won,
May I see Thy true Face, O bright heaven's Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Music: Slane Irish ballad
Words: Irish (8thC) versified by Mary Elizabeth Byrne
Midi: Dall Forsythe, Church of St. John the Evangelist