Saturday, October 20, 2007

Rop tú mo baile

Be Thou My Vision

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.

Dal­lan For­gaill (translated from the Irish by
Ma­ry E. Byrne, Versified by El­ea­nor H. Hull)

At this moment, this is my prayer.

HT:Sicarri for his Shabbat Blessing


  1. Dear Jimmy:

    I am glad that you enjoyed the hymn. :-)

    God bless, and Shalom Aleichem.

  2. Jimmy

    This is my wife's favorite hymn. This is beautiful. Thanks.


  3. Jimmy -
    This one of my two favorite hymns (along with "Nothing But the Blood")and a few years ago I propped an old hymn book on the windowsill above the kitchen sink to read the words until I memorized the whole song. That's a beautiful guitar rendition, too. Thanks!!

  4. I love this song. :)