Be Thou My Vision (Hymn)

VERSE 1
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.

VERSE 2
Be Thou my wisdom, be Thou my true word;
I ever with Thee, and Thou with me, Lord.
Born of Thy love, Thy child may I be,
Thou in me dwelling and I one with thee.

VERSE 3
Be Thou my buckler, my sword for the fight.
Be Thou my dignity, Thou my delight,
Thou my soul’s shelter, Thou my high tow’r.
Raise Thou me heav’nward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.

VERSE 4
Riches I heed not, nor vain empty praise;
Thou mine inheritance, now and always.
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
Ruler of heaven, my treasure Thou art.

VERSE 5
True Light of heaven, when vict’ry is won
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Words and Music, Translator: Mary E. Byrne; Versifier: Eleanor H. Hull (Hymn) Public Domain

Be Thou My Vision is a hymn of committing our heart, our mind and our sight to what God wants us to be. Our eyes are focus on our Lord Jesus Christ. Here are some resources and Bible verses for Scripture readings relevant to the song Be Thou My Vision.

Themes:
Vision, Spiritual Growth, Heaven, Commitment, Submission to God

3 Relevant Bible Passages about Be Thou My Vision

Then afterward I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.Even on the male and female slaves, in those days, I will pour out my spirit. Joel 2:28-29 NRSV

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith– that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:8-11 ESV

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV

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