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.
Be Thou my Battle shield, Sword for my fight;
Be Thou my dignity, Thou my delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, and Thou my high Tow’r,
Raise Thou me heav’nward, oh Pow’r of my pow’r.
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, oh bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be Thou my vision, O Ruler of all.