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Be Thou My Vision
SLANE | Short Meter Double (10,10,10,10)
Irish Hymn, C. 8th Century Grans. By Mary E. Byrne, 1880-1931 Versified by Eleanor H. Hull, 1860-1935
Traditional Irish Melody
8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.
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, and I Thy true son, Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one. 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, whatever befall, Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.