Lyrics by Audrey Assad.
Here are the Be Thou My Vision Lyrics below:
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 Heav’n’s Sun Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all
Hope You Enjoyed The Song Lyrics - More From Apostle Quinson Thomas
By Apostle Quinson Thomas. Updated on January 18, 2022.
I remember, as a new disciple, I would spend hours upon hours in prayer and singing hymns in praise and worship to the Lord.
As a pianist, I would sit at the piano and play songs from the hymnbook and sing to the Lord prophetically. It was an awesome time. It was during those times that I felt the presence of God very strongly. I don't know if you've had a similar experience, but praising and worshipping the Lord invites the presence of God where you are.
Look at this scripture here:
3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
Did you see that? I highlighted it there just in case :)
I know this isn't a teaching section of the site, but I pray that you've learned something very powerful about God - He loves when we honor Him with the sacrifice of praise, and with worship!
As a well-loved hymn of The Church, and found, most likely, in your most loved hymnal, this hymn and its tune inspire you to search deeper; encouraging you to give the Lord a greater role in your life. May hymns like Be Thou My Vision bring you closer to the Lord. These great songs of The Church certainly have a way of doing just that.
The words to Be Thou My Vision were attributed to Dallan Forgaill in the 6th or 8th century, and the music is based on an old Irish folk tune.