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 night,
Waking or sleeping, they presence my light.
Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
Thou and thou only, first in my heart,
Great God of heaven, my treasure thou art.
Great God of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, watever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.
-Translated 1912 by Mary E. Byrne, versed by Eleanor H. Hull, alt.
Published 1905. Old Irish Hymn. Writer, Saint Dallan Forgaill. 6th Century
This version taken from, The Upper Room, A Guide to Prayer for all God’s People.