A song I will sing as 2010 ends

I want this to be my prayer and plea as 2010 ends and 2011 begins:

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
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att. Dallan Forgaill, eighth-century Irish poet

*this post has been automatically been generated, as I’m away.
  • mom

    Love this hymn and it is a great song to sing and speak looking into 2011. May the Lord be RULER of ALL! Let Him be our vision as He guides our steps each and every day. Love ya and am praying for you all in Chili!. Did you have an interpreter when you preached the other night?

  • Meredith

    This is one of my favorite hymns–very moving. I want this to describe my life as well.