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This familiar Celtic song began as an eighth century Irish prayer. Mary Byrne translated it into English in 1905.
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Genre:
Classical - Medieval
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68 songs
Upload date
September 13, 2005
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MP3 3.2 MB
128 kbps bitrate
3:27 minutes
Words/music
music by Fugli © Fugli
Story behind the song
I recorded this song for a CD collection slated for Hurricane Katrina charity fundraising. This is one of my small offerings to the survivors of such a horrible disaster.
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, I Thy true son; Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one. Be Thou my battle-shield, sword for my 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'ns Son! Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, Still be my vision, O ruler of all. High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art. Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.