Be thou my Vision

I discovered a hymn while reading a blog called “The Inspired Funeral“. I discovered the blog from an article in the NY Times. The hymn is called “Be Thou My Vision” and is based on a sixth century Monastic text and an Irisih Folk Tune. And seeing as today is St. Patrick’s Day, I thought this would be a good thing to post.

Here are the 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, and I thy true son,
Thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.

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.

Here is a youtube performance with piano and cello. Truly haunting.

Here’s a hint to my Lodge and OES friends in LA. You will be hearing this soon.

TTFN

Joe

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