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Be Thou My Vision

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 451
Text: Ancient Irish; trans. by Mary E. Byrne, 1880-1931; versed by Eleanor H. Hull, 1860-
Music: Trad. Irish melody; harm. by Carlton R. Young, 1963
Tune: SLANE, Meter: 10 10.9 10

  (Due to copyrights, words as found 
  at #256 of The Methodist Hymnal, 1964) 

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. 

2.	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. 

3.	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. 

4.	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. 

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