Be Thou My Vision
Hymns and Songs

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “Be Thou My Vision”

Be Thou My VisionIn Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.

The only true and pleasing worship we can offer our Lord is that which He has instructed us in His Word. Only songs that align with Scripture can be considered worthy candidates for offering our God for praise and worship.

Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.

Be Thou My Vision

by Dallan Forgaill (8th century)

Be Thou My VisionBe 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 Heav’n’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.


If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in my other posts of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.


  • Ruth

    I love this song! The young lady singing it on this video has a beautiful voice!
    Have a great week!

  • This is one of my favorites and a constant prayer.

    Can you tell I really love hymns. Love your blog.
    Stopping by from #TestimonyTuesday

  • Meghan Weyerbacher

    I hear this on the radio and LOVE it. Thank you for sharing this. I had never watched the video!

    Your neighbor at #MomentsOfHope

  • Karen Del Tatto

    This is one of my all time favorite hymns! Thanks for sharing!

  • This is one of my favourite hymns, and it has featured at services at many of the pivotal moments in my life. Thank you so much for sharing it today in this wonderful post, and for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

  • Debbie Kitterman

    Such a beautiful song and a great rendition of it! Thanks for sharing! We’re neighbors today on #DanceWithJesus linkup, see you next time!

  • Jann Olson

    Beautiful words! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  • This is such a beautiful and powerful hymn. Great reminder to keep our eyes on Him.