Be Thou my vision

I rarely admit to it but there is a softbspot in me for some hyms. I’m not sure if it is the little boy in me that grew up in the Lutheran Church in small town Westby Wisconsin or some other oddity within. As I wasvon my way to work this morning I was surfing radio stations and Be thouh my vision came over the radio.

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.

Words: Dallan Forgail (8th Century)

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About Ben Kilen

I am a average guy father of 4. I don't claim any super powers or amazing talents. I do have a double jointed thumb and I have always hoped it would bring me wealth and fame but so far it hasn't. I am an eclectic music lover as long and by music current day main stream rap does not qualify as music. Anything that has one to two sentences hammered over and over with no melody or excessive auto tune does not qualify.

2 responses to “Be Thou my vision”

  1. Isaiah6510 says :

    This is seriously one of my absolute favourite songss!!! 🙂 The Rend Collective doing an amazing version of it..i encourage you to look it up. I love getting an old hymn book and reading them like poetry…so beautifully full of the spirit of God.

    • Ben Kilen says :

      Agreed, ii Chapter of Acts (the group with Matthew Ward) had 2 hym albums that I really like. During my college years they were played right alongside my punk tendencies

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