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Be Thou my Vision

Be Thou my Vision Lyrics and Music

The beautiful words and lyrics of the popular hymn begin with "Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Be Thou my Vision" hymn were written by its Irish author Saint Dallan aka Dallan Forgaill or Eochaid Mac Colla. The author of the hymn, Saint Dallan aka Dallan Forgaill or Eochaid Mac Colla, was born on c. 530 and died on 598. The name of the composer of the haunting music that accompanies the "Be Thou my Vision" song of praise has unfortunately been lost over time. We have placed "Be Thou my Vision" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the beautiful lyrics of this popular Christian song and classic church hymn.

Be Thou my Vision Hymn
Title: Be Thou my Vision *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Saint Dallan aka Dallan Forgaill or Eochaid Mac Colla *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the beautiful words of the "Be Thou my Vision" lyrics, Saint Dallan aka Dallan Forgaill or Eochaid Mac Colla (c. 530-598), was born in Maigen (now Ballyconnell) in modern day County Cavan and achieved fame as a Christian Irish poet, author and hymn writer.

Be Thou my Vision 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.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Be Thou my Vision
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Saint Dallan aka Dallan Forgaill or Eochaid Mac Colla (c. 530 to 598)
Nationality of Author: Irish
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Mary E. Byrne who translated the words from Irish to English

Name of Composer of Music: Unknown
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art"
First Publication Date: 1905

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