Monday, July 14, 2008

Musical Monday

Be Thou My Vision
by Dallan Forgail

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.


I love this hymn! God should be my main focus in everything I do and say. The 4th verse is especially challenging to me.


Your SSA said...

Oh that is one of my most favourite hymns too! I love playing the tune on the piano. :)

Hope you're doing well this week!

Your SSA

Miss Breezy said...

Oh beautiful! One of my favorite hymns. It's sad that it is not in many hymnals.

Have you ever heard "The King of Love My Shepherd Is"? It is based on the 23rd Psalm and has a lovely melody, and the words are so sweet. It, too, is and "old Irish tune."

Thanks for your comment about music. I think I've played for four Sundays in a row now, and some weeks I didn't take/have as much time as I needed. ::sigh:: But hopefully I'll do every other week now that my friend is back from vacation, and we'll both have more time to practice.

Have you ever "arranged" a hymn or written your own music? I'm playing around with it a little.


Liz :) said...

Hi Brianna! :) I am sorry I haven't commented in a while! I hope you are doing well! :)

I Love that hymn too! You are right, God should be the main focus always! :)

I hope you have a Wonderful week! :)

Your Friend,

Brianna said...

Thanks for your comment ms. breezy!
Would you please leave me your link...I can't seem to get to your blog!

Meshaay said...

That's a beautiful hymn. I want to sing it.

Madison said...

I love that hymn! It is definitely one of my favorites.

Madison from Madison's Musings

Mia said...

This is one of my favorite hymns, especially played on guitar :)
Thanks for posting!