Sunday, August 7, 2011

Be Thou My Vision

Anyone who knows me really well, knows that my favorite hymn is
Be Thou My Vision.
I never heard it until we attended Community Fellowship Church a few years back.
But once I heard it, it touched my heart deeply, and I've loved it ever since.

It's a very old Irish hymn, with lyrics dating back to the 8th century.
The music was published in 1909.

Here are the lyrics:

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.

In church today, the men were speaking of the importance of our music in worship. And, how the Christian faith (believers in Jesus Christ) have the absolute best and melodious music, because it glorifies GOD.
This song sprang to my mind, and, I thought I'd do a little post on it this Lord's Day.
Here's a link to a lovely instrumental of it.

(just turn my music off at the bottom of the page first)
Blessings to you and yours!


Kaitlyn said...

Hello Mrs. Browski! Do you think you could tell Brad that his blog can only be veiwed if you have an invitation? Thanks!

-Brad- said...

It's fixed now. :)